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Montana State Office
Release Date: 06/19/09
Contacts: Ann Boucher , 406-896-5011  

New Educational Kit Features Pryor Mountain Wild Horses

The second in a series of five educational kits is now available to area schools.

“History Mystery II: Pryor Mountain Wild Horses” is a king sized board-style game that takes players through a year in the life of a wild horse in the Pryor Mountains. It explores the complex issues surrounding the horses’ environment, behavior, management, and history, and allows players to reach their own conclusions.

The game is the newest kit produced by the Billings Heritage Education Partnership – a five-year collaboration between the Bureau of Land Management and the Western Heritage Center.  “History Mystery I: Sacrifice Cliff” was released last year and centers on local legends associated with the well known landmark near Billings. Like the Pryor Mountain kit, it also engages students in an interactive research exercise and allows them to learn through their own investigations. 

Both kits have been distributed to middle school teachers for use in their schools. Kits are also available for checkout at the Western Heritage Center and the BLM. For more information, contact David K. Wade at the BLM Curation Center, 406-896-5213; or Joyce Jensen at the Western Heritage Center, 406-256-6809, ext. 130.

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