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Flathead Lake Boat Tour fundraiser planned

LAKESIDE — Come celebrate recent conservation of vital bird habitat and scenic open space along the north shore of Flathead Lake at a fundraiser on the Far West tour boat. The Flathead Land Trust and Flathead Lakers are hosting the event on Thursday, June 28, from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy appetizers, drinks (cash bar), splendid scenery and live music performed by well-known Montana singer/songwriter David Walburn. In May, David and Linda Kurfess protected 45 acres along the north shore of Flathead Lake, including wetlands used by tens of thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds during migration, and 229 species of birds throughout the year. The conservation easement was completed in partn...


Polson High students receive scholarships from Montana Wilderness Association

NORTHWEST MONTANA — After receiving 33 entries, Montana Wilderness Association is proud to award three $500 first-place scholarships, and three $250 runner-up awards. The awards recognized a first and second place winner from Sanders, Lake and Lincoln Counties.  A first place scholarship was aw...


Recreational Trails Grant Awards open for public comment

News from Montana State Parks HELENA – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on proposed Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant awards for the current grant cycle which closed on Feb. 1. Montana’s Recreational Trails Program has awarded approximately $1.57 millio...


Montana moose topic of next Audubon meeting

News from Mission Mountain Audubon “Montana Moose: Biology, Management and Research” by Jesse Newby will be Mission Mountain Audubon’s next educational program on Thursday, 10 May at 7 p.m. in the Polson Library Meeting Room. Everyone is welcome. Moose are among the most emblematic ...


Audubon field trip offered

News from the Flathead Audubon Society MISSION VALLEY — Flathead Audubon is offering a field trip with Janene Lichtenerg on May 6, from 7:30 a.m.-noon. Of particular interest is the long-billed Curlew, North America’s largest shorebird and one of the earliest migratory species to return to n...


Boat carrying zebra mussels stopped at Anaconda inspection station Boat carrying zebra mussels stopped at Anaconda inspection station

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks ANACONDA – The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Anaconda watercraft inspection station intercepted a boat carrying zebra mussels on Friday, April 20. The cabin cruiser boat was being transported from Ohio to Puget Sound in Washington.  The ins...


Secure attractants as bears emerge from dens

Tribal Wildlife Program Bear Biologist Stacy Courville reminds the public that spring time on the Flathead Reservation, with its warmer temperatures and new vegetation is accompanied by bears emerging from dens. Soon after bears emerge they search for winter-killed wildlife and succulent vegetation. During s...


Deer, elk permit drawing delayed one week

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will conduct the 2018 deer and elk permit drawing the week of April 23. Results will be available after the drawing is complete. The drawing was initially set to happen the week of April 16, but to ensure a mistake-free drawing,...


Snow pack above normal, water volume forecast largest in 50 years

News from Energy Keepers Spring runoff is about to commence on the Flathead. With a far above average snow pack for this time of year, we are anticipating potentially very high flows on the Flathead River during May and June. For the past seven weeks Flathead Lake was operated to the lowest elevation po...


Prescribed fire planned at the National Bison Range

News from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services MOIESE – Prescribed fires are on the schedule at the National Bison Range this spring. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is partnering with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire, and two units have been prepared for controlled burns...


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