DILLON, Mont. – Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest officials said in a media release that an interpretive sign was stolen near the forest boundary along the Birch Creek Road (#98) north of Dillon.
“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 new sign had been installed on May 5 and was reported missing in mid-August.
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.