Wilks Brothers BLM Durfee Hills Land Exchange Proposal Decision

Putting the "Public" Back in "Public Trust"

"I'm in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it's difficult to analyze love when you're in it." - John Steinbeck 

I just got off the phone with BLM's Shane Hershman, Central Montana's Field Manager, who confirmed through Jonathan Moor, BLM's Central Montana District Public Affairs Specialist, that District Manager Mark Albers announced today, at the Resource Advisory Committee meeting, that there will be no BLM Wilks Brothers Durfee Hills Land Exchange. Also, there will be no road built to restore lost public access at Bullwhacker, in the Missouri Breaks National Monument.

It is a relief that this particular land exchange will not be going forward, the Durfees are secured for the public, at this time. And it has been a hard fight. The Bullwhacker access is a mixed situation. We still need to deal with the situation of the Wilks Brothers multiple trespass and damage to our public lands.

Thank you to all the public that signed petitions, called and sent in public comments. Without the public's involvement, we may have lost our beautiful Durfee Hills, it's habitat and access for an awesome Montana elk herd.

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Thank you,
Kathryn QannaYahu


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