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Group urges BLM director to act quickly, be transparent on sage grouse plan

Group urges BLM director to act quickly, be transparent on sage grouse plan

When she heard her photo had shown up on a flier in Billings mailboxes and on an interstate billboard this weekend, Jamie Connell was perplexed.

November 18, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

Public meetings set on Bullwhacker access route

Three public meetings have been scheduled for December to take public comment on the Bureau of Land Management's proposal to re-establish road access into the Bullwhacker Coulee area of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.

November 18, 2014 3:25 pmLoading…
Mike Bowman and John Gibson meet with Jamie Connell

Mike Bowman and John Gibson meet with Jamie Connell

Mike Bowman, left, from the Western Values Project, and John Gibson, from the Public Land/Water Access Association, meet with Jamie Connell, director of the Montana/Dakotas Bureau of Land Management, to discuss plans for greater sage grouse management on Tuesday.

November 18, 2014 2:32 pmLoading…

Seasonal BLM land restrictions planned

Seasonal winter closures are planned on some Bureau of Land Management property in northwest Wyoming to limit disturbance to wildlife and big game on winter ranges.

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BLM Resource Advisory Council to meet in Billings

The Bureau of Land Management Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council will meet in Billings on Dec. 4 in part to hear a Pumpkin Creek Area subcommittee report.

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Billings Forest Service office moving to BLM building

Billings Forest Service office moving to BLM building

With consolidation of the Custer and Gallatin national forests into one management unit covering more than 3.1 million acres finalized, the agency will relocate its Billings headquarters to the Bureau of Land Management building in December.

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BLM reminds hunters to be cautious

Warm, dry conditions are predicted to persist through the end of this month, so hunters are reminded to check undercarriages for accumulated, flammable debris and to avoid parking over tall vegetation.

October 20, 2014 3:50 pmLoading…
Christina Stuart

Christina Stuart

BLM fisheries technician Christina Stewart works on a windmill at a pond in Eastern Montana.

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Fisheries crew collects data on prairie waters

Fisheries crew collects data on prairie waters

MILES CITY — BLM Miles City fisheries specialists and technicians probed, measured and netted their way through a variety of prairie streams to gather data on the aquatic systems this summer.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Windmill aeration

Windmill aeration

Windmills provide aeration in Eastern Montana pond fisheries, preventing fish kills.

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Burbot

Burbot

Sampling unveiled this burbot in Pumpkin Creek.

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College help

College help

Students from Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., helped out on the third day of the project.

October 17, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Volunteer help

Volunteer help

Volunteers help build a wildlife-friendly buck and pole fence on BLM land in Wyoming, part of a three-day National Public Lands Day event.

October 17, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Volunteers improve access site outside Cody

Volunteers improve access site outside Cody

Thanks to local volunteers, the Seven Mountain Shoshone River Access area just east of Cody, Wyo., was improved during a special three-day celebration of National Public Lands Day.

October 17, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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BLM roundup nets more horses than it expected

BLM roundup nets more horses than it expected

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has rounded up several hundred more wild horses in southern Wyoming over the past few weeks than agency officials had estimated would be captured.

October 14, 2014 6:50 pm Photos

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Grant funds new upland habitat position

Grant funds new upland habitat position

A $40,000 grant coupled with a matching donation will help upland birds, other wildlife and bird hunters in Eastern Montana.

October 07, 2014 2:43 pm Photos

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Will they drill Rolling Hills? Residents worry about plans in their Wyoming town

Will they drill Rolling Hills? Residents worry about plans in their Wyoming town

ROLLING HILLS — Orvie Stoneking was 65, retired from the railroad after 38 years, when the letter arrived. It bore the letterhead of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and informed Stoneking the land beneath his home was to be auctioned off in an oil and gas lease.

October 07, 2014 11:01 am Photos

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A pillar of the region

A pillar of the region

Linda Farnes fondly remembers the days when Don Foote, who with his wife, Stella, once owned Pompeys Pillar, would trade Wonderland Amusement Park tickets for cookies baked by her mother, Ruthann.

September 27, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Groups to push BLM for new backcountry designation

Groups to push BLM for new backcountry designation

Growing up in central Montana, Ryan Callaghan planned many of his hunting trips to public land. That tradition has followed him to Idaho where he now works as a marketing manager for a hunting apparel manufacturer whose staff is dedicated to public-land hunting.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Senate passes Barrasso bill to streamline BLM oil and gas permits

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Senate has passed a bill aimed at streamlining approval of oil and gas drilling permits on federal land.

September 19, 2014 7:30 amLoading…

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