The Quarterly Steward

Summer 2007

 burned area in Bundy Fire
Cooperative Project Helps Restore Burned Area

by Nora Taylor

In July 2006, the Bundy Bridge Fire burned more than 90,000 acres of public, private and state land about 20 miles north of Pompeys Pillar.  Some of the areas were burned so severely that no vegetation survived to resprout this spring. [Read full story]    


Cutting the dedication cake 
White Sandy is BLM's News Recreation "Jewel"
by Marilyn Krause 

The BLM and PPL Montana co-sponsored a dedication ceremony for BLM's newest campground on May 24. 

White Sandy Recreation Site, located on Hauser Lake about 20 miles northeast of Helena, features a cement boat ramp with ample day-use parking, camping spots for 30 families, a fish cleaning station, swimming area with shaded picnic tables, a group picnic site and administrative facilities. [Read full story]  




 Border patrol riding once-wild horses
Adoption Find Homes for Horses and Burros
by Marilyn Krause 

More than 70 percent of the animals available for adoption in Helena were snatched up at a recent event.  A highlight of the adoption was the participation of three U.S. Border Patrolmen with their recently acquired wild horses. The horses are used to patrol the rugged border in northwestern Montana from Glacier Park west. Titled operation “Noble Mustang,” the horses should save taxpayers money while keeping borders more secure. [Read full story

Montana Dinosaur Trail Partnership Promotes Tourism
by Chris Miller  

The BLM and several partners were honored recently for the production and printing of the Montana Dinosaur Trail brochure. [Read full story

 Men looking at vegetation
Early Public Involvement Crucial to Successful Resource Planning

by Craig Flentie    

Involving citizens early in public resource planning oftne helps create better decisions.  This axiom has proven itself over and over again and the Lewistown Field Office is currently benefiting from early public involvement with several planning efforts. [Read full story]

 Boy holding fish
Summer is for Fishing

Nearly 170 children registered for the Kid's All-American fishing Event on June 9 at McNenny State Fish Hatchery near Spearfish, South Dakota. [Read full story




 Ann and Sandra with their awards
Making a Difference

by Mary Apple

 A commemoration of William Clark's 1806 stop at Pompeys Pillar recently evolved into a trip to Washington, D.C. for two Montana BLM employees.  [Read full story


 Interpretive signs along the trail
New Trail Enhances Fort Benton Interpretive Center
by Connie Jacobs and Ann Boucher

 A new interpretive trail at the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Interpretive Center will add another dimension of interest for visitors. [Read full story]


 Students examining burned area
Training Prepares Fire Investigators to Answer Critical Questions

Jason Caffey

The same question comes up with every wildland fire: "How did it start?" [Read full story]


Men looking at atlatl Men looking at atlatl
BLM Employees Dedicated to Environmental Education

by Ruth Miller

Despite limited funds and challenging schedules, Montana/Dakotas BLm employees continue to serve their communities through environmental education. [Read full story]  


Temporary Employment Program Benefits Students and BLM
by Ann Boucher

Several Billings students are taking advantage of the BLM's Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) to gain practical work experience in a professional setting. [Read full story]