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Billings Field Office
Release Date: 10/17/12
Contacts: Ann Boucher    

OHV Areas Reopened

The Shepherd Ah Nei and South Hills recreation areas near Billings have reopened to motorized use.

Both areas were closed this summer due to fire danger.

Current information on the status of Shepherd Ah Nei is always available at (406) 896-5014.

Fire danger is still very high, so take the necessary precautions. Anyone who causes a wildland fire intentionally or through negligence will be held accountable for damage and suppression costs.

To report a wildfire, call 911, your local fire department, or the Billings Interagency Dispatch Center at (406) 896-2900. For more information on fire restrictions, 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.

Billings Field Office   5001 Southgate Dr.      Billings, Montana 59101  

Last updated: 10-17-2012