BLM Montana/Dakotas
ACEC STATUS REPORT

Current as of 011/20/2006


State

Office
Code


ACEC Name

Designation
Date

Size
(Acres)


Reason for Designation


RMP

MT

Butte

Sleeping Giant

07/31/84

11,609

Recreation, Scenic, Fish & Wildlife

Headwaters

MT

Missoula

Rattler Gulch Limestone Cliffs

01/10/86

20

Geological

Garnet

MT

Great Falls

Kevin Rim

09/20/88

4,657

Fish & Wildlife, Cultural Resources, Recreation

West HiLine

MT

Lewistown

Cow Creek

09/20/88

14,000

Riparian, Natural Hazard, Geological, Scenic, Natural System

West HiLine

MT

Great Falls

Sweetgrass Hills

01/29/92

7,952

Cultural, T&E, Wildlife, Recreation

West HiLine

MT

Missoula

Squaw Rock

02/02/94

640

Fish, Wildlife, Recreation,Scenic

Garnet

MT

Missoula

Bear Creek Flats

02/02/94

564

Riparian, Fish, T&E Species, Wildlife, Oldgrowth Pine, Recreation

Garnet

MT

Lewistown

Judith Mountains Scenic Area

09/19/94

3,702

Scenic, Wildlife, Recreation

JVP

MT

Lewistown

Acid Shale-Pine Forest

09/19/94

2,463

Endemic Plant Community

JVP

MT

Lewistown

Square Butte ONA

09/19/94

1,947

Natural Endemic Systems, Cultural, Scenic, Geologic

JVP

MT

Lewistown

Collar Gulch

09/19/94

1,618

Westslope Cutthroat Trout

JVP

MT

Malta

Azure Cave

09/19/94

140

Cave Resources, Bats

JVP

MT

Malta

Big Bend of the Milk River

09/19/94

2,120

Archaeological Resources

JVP

MT

Malta

Prairie Dog Towns

09/19/94

12,346

Habitat For Black-Footed Ferret Reintroduction

JVP

MT

Miles City

Big Sheep Mountain

04/22/96

360

Cultural

Big Dry

MT

Miles City

Hoe

04/22/96

144

Cultural

Big Dry

MT

Miles City

Jordan Bison Kill

04/22/96

160

Cultural

Big Dry

MT

Miles City

Powder River Depot

04/22/96

1,386

Cultural

Big Dry

MT

Miles City

Seline

04/22/96

80

Cultural

Big Dry

MT

Miles City

Ash Creek Divide

04/22/96

7,931

Paleo

Big Dry

MT

Miles City

Bug Creek

04/22/96

3,840

Paleo

Big Dry

MT

Miles City

Hell Creek

04/22/96

19,169

Paleo

Big Dry

MT

Miles City

Sand Arroyo

04/22/96

9,056

Paleo

Big Dry

MT

Miles City

Smoky Butte

04/22/96

80

Geology,Recreation

Big Dry

MT

Miles City

Black-footed Ferret

04/22/96

11,166

Wildlife

Big Dry

MT

Miles City

Piping Plover

04/22/96

16

Wildlife

Big Dry

MT

Billings

Pompeys Pillar

08/01/96

470

Historic, Cultural, Recreation

Billings

MT

South Dakota

Fort Meade Recreation Area

09/26/96

6,700

Historic, Cultural

South Dakota

MT

Billings

Bridger Fossil

03/10/99

575

Paleontology

Billings

MT

Billings

Castle Butte

03/10/99

185

Cultural

Billings

MT

Billings

East Pryor Mountains

03/10/99

29,500

Wildlife, Wild Horses, Paleontology

Billings

MT

Billings

Meeteetse Spires

03/10/99

960

Rare Plant, Hazardous Cliffs, Scenery

Billings

MT

Billings

Petroglyph Canyon

03/10/99

240

Cultural

Billings

MT

Billings

Stark Site

03/10/99

800

Cultural

Billings

MT

Billings

Weatherman Draw

03/10/99

4,268

Cultural

Billings

MT

Miles City

Battle Butte

03/10/99

120

Cultural

Powder River

MT

Miles City

Finger Buttes

03/10/99

1,520

Scenery

Powder River

MT

Miles City

Howrey Island

03/10/99

321

T&E Wildlife

Powder River

MT

Miles City

Reynolds Battlefield

03/10/99

336

Cultural

Powder River

MT

South Dakota

Fossil Cycad

03/10/99

320

Paleontology

South Dakota

MT

Billings

Four Dances

05/03/02

765

Cultural, Scenic Values, Natural Hazards, Peregrine Falcon Habitat

Billings

MT

Malta

Bitter Creek

0808/03

59,600

Vegetation, Landscape, Prairie Grassland

JVP

MT

Malta

Mountain Plover

08/08/03

24,730

Wildlife, Vegetation, Soils

JVP

MT
Dillon
Beaverhead Rock
2/7/06
120
Historic petroglyphs mentioned in the journals of Lewis and Clark Dillon
MT
Dillon
Block Mountain
2/7/06
8,661
Exceptional fold and thrust belt structures for teaching geological field mapping Dillon
MT
Dillon
Blue Lake
2/7/06
430
Axoloti is a neotenic form of tiger salamander that retains gills and an aquatic liefstyle from living in a cold environment with no fish Dillon
MT
Dillon
Centennial Mountains
2/7/06
40,715
Habitat for grizzly bear, lynx, and wolf; use as a wildlife migration area; outstanding scenic value; and only occurrence in Montana of Whipple's beardtongue Dillon
MT
Dillon
Centennial Sandhills
2/7/06
1,040
Contains one of only two sand dunes in Montana and habitat for special status plant species Dillon
MT
Dillon
Everson Creek
2/7/06
8,608
One of the oldest archaeological sites in Montana--cultural chert quarry and workshop sites Dillon
MT
Dillon
Muddy Creek/Big Sheep Creek
2/7/06
13, 097
Scenic and cultural resource values including pictograph and rock sites Dillon
MT
Dillon
Virginia City Historic District
2/7/06
513
Historic properties for mining and settlement of Virginia City Dillon