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Release Date: 06/02/14
Contacts: David Abrams , 406-533-7617 ,

Logging traffic from timber sale resumes in Tobacco Root Mountains near Dillon

DILLON, Mont. (June 2, 2014) – Timber sale logging operations in the southern Tobacco Root Mountains have resumed which may lead to heavier traffic on certain routes, according to officials with the Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon Field Office.

As part of the South Tobacco Roots Phase 1 Timber Sale, logging trucks will be hauling on South Meadow Creek Road, East Fork of Granite Creek Road and Wisconsin Creek Road. The East Fork Granite Creek/South Meadow Creek haul route includes segments of U.S. Forest Service roads and the main county road to Highway 287 at McAllister. The Wisconsin Creek haul route includes BLM-managed roads on the Noble Fork and Wisconsin Creek Roads, and the main county road to Highway 287 near Sheridan.   For a map of the roads expected to be impacted by heavier traffic, please visit:

Operations in Wisconsin Creek will be underway until mid-July, with the Granite/Meadow Creek project areas active through late summer. The public is advised to use caution when traveling these roads and to watch for heavy equipment. Short delays may also be expected.

For more information, contact Kipper Blotkamp, BLM Forester, at (406) 683-8000.

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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.

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Last updated: 06-03-2014