The Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF is seeking assistance from the public that will lead to the recovery of an interpretive sign that was stolen near the forest boundary along the Birch Creek Road (#98) north of Dillon. The new sign had been installed on May 5 and was reported missing in mid-August.
“The theft is very unfortunate because it was a nice interpretive sign designed to orient visitors with information about the Birch Creek area and its history,” said Dillon District Ranger Scot Shuler. The sign along with materials and employee time to install it is valued at approximately $6,000.
The Forest Service is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) involved in the theft of this sign. If anyone has knowledge of who stole the sign and where it is located, contact Matt Mickelson at (406)-683-3963.