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Lewistown Field Office
Release Date: 07/29/13
Contacts: Kelly McGill, 406-538-1905    
  or Jonathan Moor, 406-538-1943    

Comment Sought on Chain Buttes Disabled Hunter Access

The Bureau of Land Management’s Lewistown Field Office is taking public comments concerning the Disabled Hunter Access/Equal Access Program Environmental Assessment (EA) #DOI-MT-L060-2012-0069-EA.

The BLM is analyzing the environmental impacts of providing additional access for people with disabilities to the BLM lands within Chain Buttes Block Management Area.  The environmental assessment is a site-specific analysis of potential impacts that could result with the implementation of the alternatives.

This proposal analyzed three alternatives that addressed appropriate access for people with disabilities.  The three alternatives for disabled hunters are: full motorized vehicle access, no additional motorized vehicle access, or partial motorized vehicle access.

The BLM is accepting public comment on the Chain Buttes EA thru August 12 and expects to issue a decision by August 16.  The appeal period will extend through September 16.

A copy of the environmental assessment is available online at, copies may also be requested from the BLM’s Lewistown Field Office, 920 NE Main St., Lewistown, MT 59457, or by calling 406-538-1900.

For more information, contact Kelly McGill, Outdoor Recreation Planner, at 406-538-1905 or For the latest BLM news and updates visit us on the web at, on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter @BLM_MTDKs.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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.

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Last updated: 07-29-2013