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Dillon Field Office
Release Date: 10/08/10
Contacts: Contact David Abrams 406-533-7617    

BLM Crew To Work On Ruby Creek Road

A Bureau of Land Management maintenance crew will replace a worn-out and damaged cattle guard on the Ruby Creek Road on Oct. 12.

The cattle guard is located between the BLM's Ruby Creek Boat Launch and campground and the State of Montana's McAtee Bridge Fishing Access site on the Madison River south of Ennis.  These sites are popular fishing access sites with the general public and commercial operators.

Although the work is scheduled for a time period which has the least impact on most visitors, BLM recognizes there may still be some inconvenience to some people.

The road will not be closed.  At the cattle guard, users will be able to drive off the road embankment, across a pasture, through a section of the fence, and back on the road to access Ruby Creek campground and boat launch.  Although the land is a pasture, it is still uneven and low-clearance vehicles are not recommended.  The detour is approximately 50 yards long.         

A BLM Park Ranger should be at the McAtee FAS /Ruby Creek Road junction to assist users with advice during the work day.

For any further questions or comments, please contact the BLM’s at (406) 682-4082.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 06-28-2012