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Release Date: 06/11/13
Contacts: David Abrams , 406-533-7617 ,

Butte BLM plans open house for Jefferson County Environmental Assessment

BUTTE (June 11, 2013) — The Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office is looking for public input on its Jefferson County Southeast Environmental Assessment.

Projects in the Jefferson County Southeast Planning Area include travel planning and route designation, and upland and riparian habitat improvements across a large-scale landscape, roughly 24,490 acres in size.

The Butte Field Office also will hold an open house June 24 from 6-8 p.m. at the Whitehall Community Center, 11 North Division Street in Whitehall. 

Comments on the Environmental Assessment will be accepted until July 11. Email comments to or write to the Butte Field Office, 106 North Parkmont, Butte, MT 59701.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal 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.

The assessment can be seen online at, or in hard copy at the Butte Field Office. For more information, call Michael O’Brien or Tanya Thrift at (406) 533-7600.

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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.

Butte Field Office   106 N. Parkmont      Butte, MT 59701  

Last updated: 06-12-2013