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2010 Montana Public Lands Guide released

August 17, 2010

Paul LaChapelle is one of the authors of the recently released 2010 Montana Public Land Guide, which is now available from MSU Extension's Distribution Center. The guide has an overview of all public lands in Montana.   High-Res Available

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Tel: (406) 994-4571
The 2010 edition of the Montana Public Lands Guide, which includes an overview of all public lands in Montana, has just been released.

Paul Lachapelle, professor in the Montana State University Department of Political Science, and Mary Anne Keyes, MSU Extension agent, updated the volume. The new edition was a partnership between the MSU Local Government Center, MSU Extension and Montana Association of Counties.

The 2010 edition provides current political and economic information on public lands in Montana. The document presents descriptions of various state and federal revenue compensation programs including Montana's Entitlement Share Program, State Trust Land Program, the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act and Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) programs. It also provides details on numerous federal public land laws such as the Taylor Grazing Act and Mineral Leasing Act. Included are 13 tables with county-by-county revenue figures and five maps, including a color map showing all state and federal lands.

The publication can be ordered from MSU Extension's Distribution Center (or from,(406) 994-3273) for $8, plus shipping and handling. Request item number EB0199.

Jennifer Blessum, (406) 994-6694,