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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Billings Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/02/14
Contacts: Jeff Kitchens, 406-896-5235, or Kristen Lenhardt, 406-896-5228    

Pompeys Pillar Visitor Center Opens this Weekend


BILLINGS, Mont. – Pompeys Pillar National Monument is excited to announce that it will be opening the doors of the Visitor Center this Saturday, May 3.

Hours of operation for the visitor center will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. The main entrance gate will also be open during these hours of operation. Daily fees of $7/vehicle will be the same as last year. Walk-ins are always welcome every day from dawn to dusk.

According to Jeff Kitchens, Pompeys Pillar National Monument Manager, a lot of exciting events and opportunities are planned for this summer. “We especially want folks to put August 2 and 3 on their calendars to join us for the Monument’s annual Clark Days Celebration.”

Pompeys Pillar contains the signature of Captain William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Clark’s inscription is the expedition’s only remaining physical evidence visible of its actual route. An interpretive center at the site recounts Clark’s journey through the Yellowstone Valley in 1806. More information on the national monument can be found at http://blm.gov/99jd.

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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: 05-02-2014