BLM restricts access to portions of Pompeys Pillar National Monument

(BILLINGS, Mont.) –The Bureau of Land Management Billings Field Office is restricting access to the staircase and boardwalk that leads to the top of Pompeys Pillar. The restrictions will be in place while the BLM completes an analysis and stabilization of the pillar’s outcroppings. Visitors will be restricted from using the boardwalk until further notice.

The monument and adjacent BLM lands will remain open during this time. The visitor center will open, as regularly scheduled, on April 25, 2020.  

For more information about the area restrictions or for general information about Pompeys Pillar call (406) 896-5013. 

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.

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Mark Jacobsen