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Fighting to protect the Flathead Fighting to protect the Flathead

POLSON — An impending state budget cut has forced the Flathead Basin Commission to consider alternative funding mechanisms, including a possible alliance with Lake and Flathead counties and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The FBC is a state entity that was created in 1983 to protect the Flathead Basin — a large geographic area encompassing Flathead and Lake counties and a portion of Missoula County in the Seeley Lake area — from pollution resulting from coal mining and other natural resource extraction in British Columbia. It succeeded in that effort through a memorandum of understanding with British Columbia and a ruling by the International Joint Commissi...


Increased predation, housing developments affect grassland bird populations

News from CSKT Natural Resources Pheasant and migratory waterfowl hunters on the Flathead Indian Reservation faced a wide variety of weather conditions while hunting on the opening day of pheasant hunting season on Saturday,  Oct. 7.  After a good opening day for waterfowl hunting a week earli...


Access best hunting spots Access best hunting spots

News from the Bureau of Land Management FORT BENTON – Hunters looking to feed their families or mount the next record-breaking trophy to their wall have their sights set on the heart of Montana. Whether stalking or ambushing, the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Transportation Map ...


Mack Days week three results announced

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes The third weekend of 2017 Fall Mack Days was a rock and roll weekend for the lake trout anglers on Flathead Lake. The boats were high in the air in some cases on Friday-Sunday with wind gusts blowing off and on all weekend. Winds brought on huge wave...


Fire danger low on Flathead Reservation

News from CSKT Division of Fire RONAN – Recent significant and widespread rain has resulted in a drop in the fire danger on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The Division of Fire officials have dropped fire danger within CS&KT from moderate to low, the lowest level of fire danger.  Rece...


Glacier National Park prepares for winter season Glacier National Park prepares for winter season

News from Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER – Glacier National Park has begun winterizing procedures to prepare for the fall and winter season. The Sprague Fire has impacted some closures already this year, including the early closure of the Lake McDonald Lodge and Village Inn. All other hotel...


Park temporarily halts backcountry permit issuance

News from Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER, MT. – No new overnight backcountry permits are being issued at this time due to developing critical fire weather conditions. There are no backcountry evacuations at this time, and there is no immediatethreat at this time to backcountry users. The...


Rain forecast brings hope

Rain forecast for Thursday and Friday is providing firefighters hope for success on the Blue Bay and Liberty fires.  Although Sunday was a good day for firefighters, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ fire prevention specialist Devlin Lafrombois said Thursday and Friday should be better w...


Lightning sparks fires in Glacier National Park Lightning sparks fires in Glacier National Park

News from Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER, MT. – Interagency fire response continues in Glacier National Park after several fires were sparked following a severe storm with over 150 lightning strikes in Glacier National Park late Thursday afternoon, Aug. 10. Aerial resources and fire crews a...


Liberty fire approaches 4,000 acres, nearly contained Liberty fire approaches 4,000 acres, nearly contained

A fire burning 17 miles southeast of Arlee in Missoula County had grown to nearly 4,000 acres as of Sunday night, Aug. 6.  Kristen Allison, a public information officer with the California Interagency Incident Management Team No. 1 that set up at the Arlee Powwow Grounds on July 31, said 363 firefigh...


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