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South Dakota Field Office
Release Date: 10/30/13

BLM to reopen Ft. Meade Byway

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. --- The Bureau of Land Management South Dakota Field Office will reopen the Fort Meade Byway effective Nov. 1.

Adjacent campgrounds still remain closed until the cleanup is completed.

The public is advised to be mindful of suspended tree branches and limbs and other potential hazards when visiting the area. The BLM has cleaned up most of the debris and tree limbs that posed a risk to the public and campground structures, but such hazards remain in the less accessible regions of the recreation area.

The BLM-administered Fort Meade Recreation Area, located east of Sturgis, experienced impacts related to the recent Atlas blizzard which collapsed trees and rendered the road impassable for through-traffic. 

For more information contact the BLM South Dakota Field Office at 605.892.7000.

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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.

South Dakota Field Office   310 Roundup Street      Belle Fourche, SD 57717  

Last updated: 10-31-2013