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 the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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Mark Jacobsen