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

Chair
William Big Day
Phone: (406) 694-4205
Email: William.BigDay@crow-nsn.gov

Vice Chair
Skye Gilham
Phone: (406) 450-8462
Email: skye.g@bfcc.edu

 

Burial Preservation Board Members

 



Board Legal Counsel
Terri Hogan
Phone: (406) 444-3447
Email: terri.hogan@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