BLM en On the Ownership of Public Lands <p>Few topics in the West stir up controversy more quickly than public lands—those places all Americans own together. &nbsp;The latest headline involves some Utah county commissioner planning an ATV rally on public lands of archeological importance.&nbsp; While some people see public lands management as federal land grabs and liberty restrictions, others value public ownership as protection for places from private exploitation.&nbsp; But what does it really mean to own these lands?</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:14:37 +0000 Mark Hanson 21059 at Survey to study river recreation patterns <p>Various agencies are teaming-up to research recreation patterns on the Blackfoot and Bitterroot Rivers.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The study will be conducted by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service and the University of Montana.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The point of the survey is to find out what river users like about our waterways and where they'd like to see some improvements made.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:00:08 +0000 Edward O'Brien 3964 at Survey to study river recreation patterns