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Release Date: 03/19/14
Contacts: David Abrams, Public Affairs Specialist    
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Missoula BLM Grants Right-of-Way For New Road Near Discovery Ski Area

MISSOULA (March 19, 2014) – The Bureau of Land Management’s Missoula Field Office has completed a Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact for a project to construct a new road across a 160-acre parcel of BLM land about three miles south of Philipsburg near the Discovery Ski Area.

The decision is to grant a road right-of-way over BLM-managed lands to Discovery Ski Area for access to private property as described in the Proposed Action of the Environmental Assessment.  The new road would connect Rumsey Road, an existing Granite County road, to an existing private road near the northwest-extents of the applicant’s property and includes the construction of a new bridge across Fred Burr Creek.

The Environmental Assessment and Decision Record may be viewed on the BLM Missoula Field Office webpage.

For more information, contact Lonna Sandau or Chuck Bridgeman at (406) 329-3914 at the Missoula Field Office, 3255 Fort Missoula Road in Missoula.
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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: 03-19-2014