<<Back to 2012 IBs

United States Department of the Interior
Montana State Office
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, Montana 59101-4669

February 24, 2012

1120 (MT912) P
Information Bulletin No. MT-2012-022
To:             Montana/Dakotas Leadership
From:         Chief, Office of Communications
Subject:      Briefing Statement Revisions                                             DD: March 19, 2012
It is time again to review and update the Montana/Dakotas BLM Briefing Statements. These briefs are an invaluable source of public information about highly visible and sometimes controversial programs within our organization. They are used frequently by the Secretary of the Interior, congressional offices, news media, and interest groups affected by BLM programs.
A table of contents is attached along with a copy of each briefing statement for your program area. When deciding to add or delete a particular briefing statement, keep in mind that the briefing book is intended to focus only on issues that are highly visible and/or controversial, not on general programs.
Review the briefing papers carefully and completely rather than just appending with the latest information. Briefing statements should be concise; they may be edited for length and clarity. Also, please make sure the correct contact person is listed.
Please send a copy of your update, recommendation for deletion, or “no change” response for each statement pertaining to your area to Ann Boucher by March 19, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact Ann at 406-896-5225.

Signed by:                                                     Authenticated by:
Melodie A. Lloyd                                            Ann Boucher (MT912)

2 Attachments
 2-Briefing Statements (varies by office)