Welcome to Burial Preservation Board
The principal purposes of the Burial Preservation Board are to protect from disturbance or destruction human skeletal remains, burial sites, and burial materials found on state and private lands in Montana and to resolve claims for repatriation of human skeletal remains and funerary objects.
An informational pamphlet (accessed by clicking link below) prepared by the Burial Preservation Board outlines the statutes and procedures for the handling of human skeletal remains and burial sites.
Below is a current list of coroners in the state of Montana. Links to the Montana Coroner's Association's "Coroner Directory" webpage.
A summary of Montana's "Human Skeletal Remains and Burial Site Protection Act" can be found by clicking the link below:
Click "Meeting Information" below to be connected to the minutes of the Burial Preservation Board's previous meetings.
Montana Burial Preservation Board
Back Row (L-R): Morris Belgard; Stan Wilmoth; Rosemary Caye; Greg Kirkwood; Richard Parenteau
Front Row (L-R): Conrad Fisher; William Big Day, Chair; Skye Gilham, Vice Chair; Tom Escarcega, Sr.
Montana Code Annotated
TITLE 22. LIBRARIES, ARTS, AND ANTIQUITIES
CHAPTER 3. ANTIQUITIES
Part 8. Human Skeletal Remains and Burial Site Protection
Part 9. Repatriation of Human Remains and Funerary Objects