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Release Date: 09/07/12
Contacts: David Abrams 406-533-7617    

BLM Re-opens Pipestone Area Trails

BUTTE – As the 19-Mile fire starts to die down, the Bureau of Land Management says it will re-open all trails in the Pipestone Off-Highway Vehicle Area south of I-90 and near Homestake Pass which were previously closed for public safety on Aug. 29.

As of 12:01 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, the Whiskey Gulch Trailhead and OHV connector routes #24, 25, and 26 will once again be available for public use. Trail users should exercise caution as firefighters and equipment are still working in the area conducting mop-up operations.

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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: 09-10-2012