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Conservation Program(s): Northern Great Plains
Project Title: Blackfeet Agriculture Resource Management Plan
Organization: Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation
Project ID: 0103.17.057308
Status: Active
Description: The Blackfeet Indian Reservation is the 3rd largest reservation with the largest American Indian population in Montana, wit approximately 17,000 enrolled members. It lies along the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains and the Canadian border, and is the eastern gateway to Glacier National Park. The Blackfeet Reservation encompasses 1.5 million acres, 3000 square miles and is located in parts of Glacier and Pondera Counties. The primary industry is agriculture with reservation lands supporting 575,256 acres of crops harvested for grain (wheat, barley and oats) and forage production, of which 50,082 are irrigated acres and approximately 1,014,000 acres of grazing lands. The goal is to complete an Agricultural Resource Management for the Blackfeet reservation that includes an Environmental Assessment following NEPA guidelines. The ARMP will be tribe’s strategic plan for the comprehensive management of the reservations resources, including wildlife and over 1 million acres of rangelands. h
Award Amount: $102,626.39
Matching Contribution: $330,925.00
Location: The Blackfeet Reservation encompasses 1.5 million acres, 3000 square miles and is located in parts of Glacier and Pondera Counties. Browning is the largest town on the reservation and is seat of government with nine outlying communities spread across the reservation.
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