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Miles City Field Office
Release Date: 09/04/09
Contacts: Mark Jacobsen 406-233-2831    

National Public Lands Day Event Scheduled for Sept. 26 at the Pumpkin Creek Ranch Recreation Area

The BLM Miles City Field Office is inviting the public to National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Pumpkin Creek Ranch Recreation Area located approximately 18 miles south of Miles City along Highway 59.

The event will start at 9:00 a.m. and work projects will include; gathering up old fencing wire and corral materials, fixing fences, gates and other infrastructure.

Overnight camping is permissible, portable toilets will be on site and volunteers will be treated to lunch. Directional signs will be placed along Highway 59 to mark the turn off to the project area. A map showing the general layout of the recreation area has been included for your information.

Over 130,000 Americans are expected to participate nationwide in National Public Lands Day events in 2009 at over 2,000 locations in all 50 states, according to Robb Hampton, NPLD program director.

"NPLD has grown dramatically since 1994," said Hampton. "We want all of our volunteers to have fun in the outdoors while providing an important service to their country and community."

To learn more about NPLD visit:

For more local event information contact BLM NPLD Coordinator Mark Jacobsen at (406)233-2831.

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.

Miles City Field Office   111 Garryowen Road      Miles City, MT 59301  

Last updated: 06-28-2012