Gavel

Butte BLM field manager approves Travel Management Plan
By Moosetrack Megan


 (BUTTE, Mont.) – The Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Manager has approved a Travel Management Plan for the Park, Gallatin, Broadwater Travel Management Area, which stretches roughly from Three Forks to Gardiner, Mont.
After considering more than 200 public comments on the proposed plan, Field Manager Scott Haight selected Alternative C of the Travel Management Plan which includes, among other things, constructing a network of trails for mountain bikers and hikers in an area five miles northeast of Three Forks.
“Our proposed plan received overwhelming public support for the addition of a 17-mile non-motorized, mountain bike-optimized trail system in the Copper City area,” Haight said.
“The BLM would like to thank everyone who provided comments on the proposed travel plan and environmental assessment,” Haight said. “We feel this plan will improve the management of transportation and access on BLM lands in this area, providing a good balance between the demand for diverse types of access, including high-quality recreation experiences and resource protection needs.”
The Travel Management Plan and associated Environmental Assessment are available at the field office, located at 106 N. Parkmont in Butte, or online at the BLM’s ePlanning website: http://bit.ly/2fdXPEY
For more information, call the Butte Field Office at (406) 533-7600.