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Lewistown Field Office
Release Date: 07/20/09
Contacts: Craig Flentie 406-538-1943    

BLM to Host Ear Mountain NPLD Event

The Bureau of Land Management will host a National Public Lands Day event at the Ear Mountain Trailhead, approximately 25 west of Choteau, Montana, on July 31. 

This event will consist of two primary segments. 

The BLM is seeking volunteers to assist with some general maintenance at the site prior to the dedication. The work project will begin at 9:30 a.m., and it will entail refurbishing some of the facilities, as well as performing trail maintenance at the trailhead.   Volunteers helping with the general maintenance should come prepared with gloves and boots; sunscreen is always recommended. Lunch will be provided for the volunteers. 
Then at 1:00 p.m. the Ear Mountain event will also provide attendees with an opportunity to learn about the Métis Indians, who settled in the area during the early 1870s after fleeing Canada due to persecution by the government. The Teton and Sun River Canyons, among other places in Montana, provided safe and secluded shelter for the Métis. A Métis interpretive panel will be dedicated and guest speakers and BLM officials will discuss the history of the Métis and Ear Mountain. Refreshments will be provided for those attending the dedication. 
National Public Lands Day events are held annually at over 1,800 locations around the country to celebrate the enduring legacy of our public lands. 
 Please call the BLM’s outdoor recreation planner, Rod Sanders at 538-1905 or Sandra Padilla at 538-1916 by July 29, to let them know of your interest in volunteering or attending the dedication.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

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Last updated: 06-28-2012