New interpretive programs coming to the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument

(Fort Benton, Mont.) – The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument will kick off the Memorial Day weekend by offering new interpretive programs on Friday and Saturday, May 28th and 29th, 2021. 

BLM interpretive rangers will be presenting these exciting talks throughout the weekend: 

·         Friday, May 28th 

o   11:00 am – Amazing Animals - 20-minute patio talk 

o   1:30 pm – A History of the Upper Missouri - 45-minute presentation 

o   3:30 pm – Amazing Animals - 20 minute patio talk 

·         Saturday, May 29th 

o   7:30 am – Bird Walk along the Upper Missouri – 1 hour walk along the Missouri River 

o   1:30 pm – A History of the Upper Missouri - 45-minute presentation 

o   3:30 pm – Amazing Animals - 20 minute patio talk 

BLM interpretive rangers will be presenting the Amazing Animal talks and the Bird Walk at the Interpretive Center, located at 701 7th Street in Fort Benton, Montana. These talks will be focused on the local wildlife that can be found throughout the over 375,000 acres of uplands and 149 miles of Wild and Scenic river. The History of the Upper Missouri talk will take place at Coal Banks Campground, 45 minutes east of Fort Benton. This program will highlight the dynamic natural and cultural history of the river corridor. 

The Monument is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and will pilot new interpretive programs throughout the 2021 summer season. Program schedules will be released bi-weekly from late May through early September. Contact the Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center at (406) 622-4000 for more information. 

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 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. 

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Organization

Bureau of Land Management

Office

Lewistown Field Office

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