An Interdisciplinary Approach for Watershed-Scale Assessment and Management
CitationMartin, R., Fosse, P., & Thrift, B. (2012). An Interdisciplinary Approach for Watershed-Scale Assessment and Management. Rangelands, 34(4), 25-30.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
AbstractThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Dillon Field Office (DFO) manages more than 900,000 surface acres of public land in scenic, southwestern Montana. These lands vary from the snow-covered Lima Peaks, near the Idaho border, to the sagebrush-covered, rolling foothills near the first Territorial capital of Bannack, Montana, to the grass-covered lowlands in the Madison Valley. Miles of high-mountain streams—inhabited by native, westslope cutthroat trout— flow down to the sagebrush-dominated grasslands that pygmy rabbits and sage-grouse call home. The sheer beauty and diversity of life within the DFO make managing these public lands for multiple use a privilege and constant challenge.