The report can be found online at http://blm.gov/z7kd, or it can be reviewed by visiting the Butte Field Office located at 106 North Parkmont in Butte.
These allotments are within the Iron Mask Planning Area and were completed during the 2012 field season. The land health assessments are conducted to determine if public lands are meeting theWestern Montana Standards for Rangeland Health which include: maintaining properly functioning upland and riparian areas, assuring that water quality and air quality meet State standards, and providing for biodiversity. The information in these reports will be used in the future to analyze renewal of grazing permits and other activities in these areas.
For more information, call Tanya Thrift at (406) 533-7650.
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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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.