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Dillon Field Office
Release Date: 06/03/11
Contacts: Vinita Shea 406-683-8000    

Portion of Bear Trap Wilderness Trail Closed

The Bureau of Land Management Dillon Field Office has closed about four miles of the Bear Trap Wilderness Trail in southwest Montana to public access. A game warden with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks recommended the closure because a moose carcass on the trail could attract grizzly bears and result in conflicts which could endanger both hikers and the bears. The trail will be closed through June 9 while the area is cleaned up.

The closure affects the trail on the east side of the river from Bear Trap Creek to the Madison River Power Plant.
For more information, contact the Dillon Field Office at 406-683-8000.

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.

Dillon Field Office   1005 Selway      Dillon, MT 59725  

Last updated: 06-28-2012