By Andi Bourne

BLM purchases 4,600 acres from TNC


April 14, 2022

The Nature Conservancy

The Ninemile/Woodchuck area can be accessed from Johnsrud Road or the Ninemile Prairie Road.

GREENOUGH – Last week the Bureau of Land Management purchased 4,600 acres in the Ninemile/Woodchuck area. This purchase is part of a years-long cooperative effort with The Nature Conservancy to secure public access on former industrial timber lands throughout the Blackfoot River watershed.

"These lands will provide for opportunities for continued access for public recreation, access to sacred areas and other important areas for tribes and forest management for multiple benefits including restoring wildlife habitat and ensuring proper watershed function for aquatic species," said Erin...

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