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Missoula Field Office
Release Date: 05/07/14
Contacts: David Abrams , 406-533-7617 ,

Missoula Field Office issues decision on Chamberlain-Wales resource management projects

            MISSOULA (May 7, 2014) – The Bureau of Land Management’s Missoula Field Office has completed a Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact for actions proposed and analyzed in the Chamberlain-Wales Resource Management Projects Environmental Assessment (EA).

The Decision is to implement timber harvest and associated construction and rehabilitation of temporary roads, prescribed burning, pre-commercial thinning, and helispot establishment. Ideally, these actions will begin this year. The treatment activities will occur on BLM lands in and near the Chamberlain and Wales Creek watersheds south and west of Ovando, Montana.

“This suite of projects in the Chamberlain-Wales area represents a giant step forward in restoring historic forest vegetation and wildlife habitat conditions, as well as reducing hazardous fuels in strategic locations to assist us with wildland fire suppression in the foreseeable future,” said Tim La Marr, Assistant Field Manager at the Missoula Field Office.

The EA and Decision Record may be viewed on the BLM website For more information, contact Steve Flood at the Missoula Field Office at (406) 329-3914.

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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: 05-07-2014