BURIAL PRESERVATION BOARD

WELCOME

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.

Montana Burial Preservation Board Members 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.

An informational pamphlet prepared by the Burial Preservation Board outlines the statutes and procedures for the handling of human skeletal remains and burial sites.

What To Do If
You Find Human Remains

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

CONTACT

William Big Day
Chair
Phone: (406) 638-1010
Email: William.BigDay@crow-nsn.gov

Michael P. Manion
Chief Legal Counsel
Phone: (406) 444-3310
Email: mmanion@mt.gov


State Historic Preservation Office
Jessica Bush
State Archaeologist
Phone: (406) 444-0388
Email: jbush2@mt.gov

Administrative Support
Phone: (406) 444-2460
Email: DOAdirector@mt.gov 

Burial Preservation Board Members