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Miles City Field Office
Release Date: 12/31/12
Contacts: Mark Jacobsen    
  (406) 233-2831    

BLM Rescinds Vehicle Restrictions at Strawberry Hill

MILES CITY, Mont. --- The BLM Miles City Field Office in cooperation with the Montana DNRC has rescinded vehicle travel restrictions at the Strawberry Hill Recreation Area and Dean S. Reservoir, both located east of Miles City and accessed by Highway 12.

Vehicle traffic is allowed on existing roads. As always, cross country travel on all BLM-administered lands is prohibited.  The area was closed previously to vehicle access due to extreme fire conditions to protect property and resources from human caused fire starts.

The BLM would like to remind recreationists that Stage 1 fire restrictions are still in effect and additional restrictions may be in place in other areas as well as those imposed by the BLM and U.S. Forest Service.  Contact your local fire department or sheriff’s office for clarification and updates.

Under Stage 1 restrictions, campfires are prohibited and smoking is allowed only within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

Camp stoves fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off are exempted from the restriction under Stage 1.  Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet.

To report wildfires contact your local fire department, sheriff’s office or the BLM Miles City Interagency Fire Dispatch Center at 406.233.2900.  For fire restriction updates online go to:

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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.

Miles City Field Office   111 Garryowen Road      Miles City, MT 59301  

Last updated: 12-31-2012