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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Billings Field Office
 
Release Date: 03/24/14
Contacts: Kristen Lenhardt, 406-896-5228    

Winter Weather Affects BLM Recreation Sites


Billings, Mont. – This winter’s snow has affected some Bureau of Land Management recreation sites in the Billings Field Office area.

The Asparagus Point Recreation Area east of Roundup on the Musselshell River is currently closed and will reopen after repairs have been made to the site later this spring. The Shepherd Ah-Nei OHV riding area is also closed until the area dries out.

Many vehicle routes on public lands in the Billings Field Office area have impassable sections, or are in poor driving condition. Driving in all areas should be done with caution and attention. If in doubt, stay out, or call the Billings Field Office at (406) 896-5013 for the current status before you go.

Riding on muddy trails can cause considerable damage which requires expensive repairs. 
Once weather conditions improve, the BLM will work on road improvements. This may not happen until late May.
 
For up-to-date information on the Shepherd Ah-Nei OHV Area, please call the BLM information line at (406) 896-5014.
 
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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: 03-24-2014