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Lewistown Field Office
Release Date: 02/13/13
Contacts: Steve Smith    

BLM Lewistown Seeks Input on Reservoir Project

Lewistown, MT -- The Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Field Office is inviting public comments to address options and concerns with Buffalo Wallow Reservoir located approximately 5 miles southeast of the intersection of Musselshell and Wilder Trails in the Missouri Breaks.
“In its current state, the reservoir poses a hazard to the public using the area,” said Geoff Beyersdorf, field manager of the Lewistown Field Office.  “In response to this, the BLM has prepared the Buffalo Wallow Reservoir Reconstruction Environmental Assessment, which analyzes several options to deal with the reservoir.”
The objectives of this effort are to mitigate public safety issues associated with the road across the Buffalo Wallow embankment and to address the needs of a dysfunctional reservoir.
The Environmental Assessment can be viewed online at and has also been distributed to cooperating agencies and members of the public.  Additional copies are available at the Lewistown Field Office located at 920 NE Main, in Lewistown.

Those who would like to provide comments or ideas should be as specific as possible with suggestions regarding resource issues, data sources, or alternatives to be considered in the EA.
To be considered, all comments must contain the name and address of the submitter.  Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personally identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Please submit comments on this reservoir project to Steve Smith, Rangeland Management Specialist, Lewistown Field Office, 920 Northeast Main, Lewistown, MT  59457, by email at, or call him at (406) 538-1974.  Comments on the EA are requested by Friday, March 1, 2013.
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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Lewistown Field Office   920 NE Main      Lewistown, MT 59457  

Last updated: 02-13-2013