Secretary Zinke Recommends No Modifications to Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument

A wide river lined with trees curves through a valley of white and brown cliffs and hills.
8/2/2017

Date: August 2, 2017
Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced Montana’s Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument is no longer under review​ and that he will recommend to the President that no modifications be made to the monument. The monument was under review in accordance with President Donald J. Trump’s April 26, 2017 executive order.

“​Today I’m announcing the review of the​ Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument has concluded and I am recommending to the President that no changes be made to the monument​,” ​​said Secretary Ryan Zinke. “​​The monument is one of the only free-flowing areas of the Missouri that remains as Lewis and Clark saw it more than 200 years ago." 

Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument is located in central Montana, and was designated in 2001. The monument encompasses 378,000 acres, and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.