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Lewistown Field Office
Release Date: 10/26/12
Contacts: Brad Purdy    
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BLM Adds Lewistown Event to National Fossil Day

LEWISTOWN, Mont. – The BLM is excited about welcoming Dr. Kristina Curry Rogers to Brooks Market in Lewistown to present “Dinosaurs: The Science Behind the Stories” as part of the BLM’s celebration of National Fossil Day.

Dr. Curry Rogers has been featured in dinosaur documentaries on the National Geographic Channel, the Discovery Channel, PBS, and the BBC. She has spent the last year working with the BLM to nominate Ferdinand Hayden’s fossil discovery site in the Missouri River Breaks to the National Register of Historic Places.

The presentation will highlight Hayden’s journey up the Missouri River and his contributions to changing views of dinosaurs over the last 100 years. Dr. Curry Rogers will also discuss her research project currently being undertaken in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument (UMRBNM) that builds on the early discoveries of Hayden. Over the last 10 years, more than 20 undergraduate students have participated in fieldwork in the UMRBNM, and thousands of important new fossils have been discovered.

Dr. Curry Rogers will present “Dinosaurs: The Science Behind the Stories” at Brooks Market, 104 2nd Ave. South, in Lewiston at 6:30pm, Oct. 26. For more information on the presentation or National Fossil Day contact Christopher Rye at 406-538-1906.

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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 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: 10-26-2012