February 11, 1971
STATEMENr OF SENATOR MIKE MANSF lELD (D·MONT)
Mr. President, on behalf of my able colleague, Senator Lee Metcalf, I have sent
to the desk legislation which would provide for the establishment of the Rimrocks
National Monument near Billings in eastern Montana. The purpose of this legislation
is to authorize the inclusion of the Rtmrocks, a fantastic natural formation, in the
National Park System as a National monument.
In the past year, a movement has been generated to give the Rimrocks National
monument status so as to protect them in their natural ~te and preclude any
damaging development. In September of last year the National Park Service was most
cooperative in sending a Task Force to Billings for an on•the•ground survey of the
natural rock formations. It is my understanding that the Federal officials were most
impressed with the beauty, history and scientific values<£ the Rimrocks. This group
is now in the process of preparing its report for the Advisory Board on National
Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings and Monuments, which will meet in April. Hopefully,
this recommendation will be favorable. In the interim, the people of MOntana wish
to let it be known that we stand behind this proposal 100 per cent, and it is for
this reason that I have now introduced this bill. As soon as the report to the
Advisory Board is made available, I hope that the Congress will then be able to
expedite the enactment of Senator Metcalf's and my Rimrocks National Monument
Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to have printed at the conclusion of my
remarks the case for the Rimrocks National Monument as prepared by one of the many
enthusiasts in the Billings area, Kim Larsen.
Mike Mansfield Papers, Series 21, Box 47, Folder 12, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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