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Did you know a goal of the Beaverhead County Resource Use Committee (BCRUC) is to support the development and revision of Beaverhead County Comprehensive Plan; to include all resources upon which county customs, cultures, and economy are dependent; provide county government with a tool that will enable the county to effectively influence government and non-government entities when making decisions that affect environment, customs, cultures, and economy of the people of Beaverhead County?

BCRUC Document List

The following documents are available online or at the Beaverhead County Courthouse:

October 2001 BLM RMP Scoping Comments

Beaverhead County Resource Use Plan Amendment, July 2001

- July 2001 Resource Use Plan as MS Word DOC file

June 2000 Resource Use Plan Draft 

Cover Letter for June 2000 Draft

July 1999 Resource Use Plan Draft

Friday, January 24, 2003

The Beaverhead County Resource Use Committee (BCRUC) will be holding a public meeting on January 29, 2003 at 6:30PM at the Commissioners meeting room in the Courthouse.

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Monday, January 20, 2003

Madison County will be holding two workshops on preparing effective comments in preparation for the upcoming Forest Service Analysis of the Mangement Situation (AMS) and BLM Resource Management Plan (RMP) Digest public meeting in February.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002

The (State of) Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery has released their list of plant materials available for purchase and delivery in March 2003. These materials can not be used for urban, landscaping or ornamental purposes. The materials must be used for conservation purposes, like shelter belts, stream bank stabilization or wildlife cover/feed.

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The Jefferson River Watershed Council (JRWC) invites you to attend a coordination meeting for watershed groups in the Ruby, Beaverhead, Big Hole and Jefferson watersheds.

Who Is Invited: Members of watersheds groups in the above-referenced watersheds, watershed and Conservation District Board members, Conservation District Administrators, and other interested parties.

Meeting Date & Location: November 5, 2002 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Fire Hall in Twin Bridges.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Job Description: Complete job description available at Dillon Job Service; Position requires skills in typing, computer knowledge and verbal presentation; general knowledge of land use planning, resource use, environmental, economic and human impact issues; requires HS diploma, work experience & college degree (preferred); work to last from 10 months to 2 years; wage doe/q; no benefits provided; will participate as a full member of the USFS ID Team and will provide expertise and information to FS and the co commissioners on county roads, weeds, access issues, land use, etc.; open until filled.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2002

The next meeting of the Beaverhead Watershed Group will be on May 6 at 7:00 at the Search and Rescue Building. Jim Hagenbarth from the Big Hole Watershed group will join us. Since the BHWG has been in existence for a much longer time, Jim will be able share some of the projects they have worked up, what type of activities we might want to undertake and what has been successful and maybe not as successful. Also Lynn Anderson from the BLM office will discuss the Wild and Scenic River project. Rivers and streams have been identified as eligible; Lynn will share the next steps and what exactly this designation means for our watershed.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Next meeting of the Beaverhead Watershed Committee will be April 1st at 7:00 (no fooling!) at the Search and Rescue Building. Agenda is as follows:

Sub Committee reports
* Watershed Planning – Robert VanDeren
* Stone Creek / Van Kamp Slough – John Dillon
* Weed Project – Tom Rice

For more information, contact:

Karen Town, Beaverhead Watershed Coordinator


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The Dillon Field Office will host an Information Fair on April 9, 10, and 11, 2002 at the BLM office in Dillon. The purpose of the Fair is to share information compiled to date that will be used to develop the Dillon Resource Management Plan (RMP).

The event will run from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m each day and will feature baseline resource information acquired by specialists in wildlife, minerals, range management,forestry, recreation, soil, water, air, and cultural resources. Most of the information will be in map format. The same information will be available each day and the public may view the information anytime during Fair hours. Resource specialists will be available to discuss information and answer questions, but no formal presentations are planned. You can also use this event to discuss the Wild and Scenic River review process and the recently released Draft Eligibility Report with BLM staff.

The Dillon Field Office is located at 1005 Selway Drive (behind the Lion’s Den Restaurant) in Dillon. For more information, contact Renee Johnson at 683-8016 or Andrea Wiggins at 683-8022.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Beaverhead County Commissioners, the Beaverhead County Planning Board, and the Beaverhead County Resource Use Committee will hold a joint public hearing on the 25 day of March 2002, at 7:00 p.m. in the Search and Rescue Building.

The purpose of this hearing is to solicit public input regarding the BLM’s Draft Wild and Scenic Rivers Eligibility Report.

For more information contact the County Commissioner’s Office at 2 South Pacific Street, Dillon, Montana 59725 or call 406/683-3750.

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Sunday, March 3, 2002

MT DFW&P will host a community work session on March 19th to "scope" or identify wolf management issues as the state prepares for the federal delisting of Montana's gray wolf population. The Dillon session will be held from 6:30-9PM at the USFS Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest office at 420 Barrett Street in Dillon, MT.

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Saturday, February 16, 2002

The next BCRUC meeting will be held February 28, 2002 at 7PM at the Search and Rescue Building in Dillon. Contact Robert DesJardines to add items to the agenda.

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The Beaverhead Watershed Committee is holding an overview / information gathering meeting on February 20 at 3:00 at the Search and Rescue Building in Dillon. That is the first task in starting/developing a watershed plan and is very necessary. The purpose of this meeting is to identify sources of water quality information and explain what relevant data is necessary to go into the plan.

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The annual monitoring report (for fiscal year 2000) for the
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is now posted at our website.

Set your web browser to

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Thursday, January 31, 2002

The next Beaverhead Watershed Committee meeting is scheduled for February 4, 2002 at 6:00p.m. at the Search and Rescue Building. The DEQ team from Helena will present information on TMDL’s with a specific emphasis on the Beaverhead Watershed.

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The latest "Quarterly Project List" is online. The list shows proposals going through environmental review, including information about where the project is, what resources it affects, and who to contact for more information.

See the list in the "Reading Room" at

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