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Investing in our future: FLBS implements new erosion control beach

News from the Flathead Lake Biological Station For nearly a century, since the regulation of lake levels began, significant shoreline erosion has been documented around Flathead Lake, including at the Bio Station and Flathead Lake State Park - Yellow Bay. In total, the Bio Station’s nearly 7,000 feet of shoreline has suffered significant erosion, and FLBS has lost over 2.9 acres of property, mostly gravel beaches and back shore habitat due to wave action between 1991 and 2006.  To address this erosion, the Bio Station was able to launch a new and exciting project in March 2020. Created by former FLBS research faculty Dr. Mark Lorang, the Erosion Control Beach Project util...

Falls Mack Days event underway Falls Mack Days event underway

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – The 2020 Fall Mack Days event began Tuesday, Sept. 8 and will end Sunday, Nov. 15. The event will be one week longer because the spring event was shortened, due to COVID-19.   There will be up to $200,000 in cash and prizes awarded at the conclusion of the ev...

Apply for FWP’s Apprentice Hunter Program

News from FWP MONTANA — It’s never too early to plan ahead for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Apprentice Hunter Program. FWP encourages early mail-in certification for eligible apprentice hunters in order to avoid crowds and frustration prior to season openers and the youth hunt. COVID-1...

Flattening the curve on Chronic Wasting Disease

It’s cool this morning. There is a different feel to the air. The days are slowly getting shorter, my bird dogs are getting restless and I am listening for that first bugle of a bull elk down in the river bottom. It’s that time when I, and all hunters, anxiously prepare for the glorious days we s...

Hunters should check for closures

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — Several wildfires are active in Montana, and this can affect land access for hunters in some areas.  Wildfire activity can change rapidly, and some fires may limit public access to roads and areas of public land. Wildfires can also cause...

Volunteers invited to help map stormwater, protect lake

POLSON – When it rains in downtown Polson, the water moves over farmland, streets and rooftops, and much of it eventually ends up in Flathead Lake. The Flathead Basin Commission wants to know how that water moves through the city’s stormwater system, and they’re looking to locals for help. ...

MDT begins implementing new load posting signs on bridges around the state MDT begins implementing new load posting signs on bridges around the state

News from the Montana Department of Transportation  MONTANA – The Montana Department of Transportation has begun implementation of new load posting procedures on public bridges across the state as mandated by the Federal Highway Administration, and as a result, motorists may soon start to not...

FWP joins coalition promoting responsible recreation

News from FWP The Maavel initiative is being led by the Montana Department of Commerce in partnership with 17 convention and visitors’ bureaus and six tourism regions. The campaign promotes safe and responsible behavior among those traveling in the state.  The two efforts focus on educatin...

Clear Creek Fire dwindles after burning 345 acres

News from CSKT Division of Fire PERMA – The Clear Creek Fire began on Wednesday, July 22, and burned 345 acres located 1.5 miles north of the Perma Bridge, along U.S. Highway 382, before settling down with minimal activity. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire rep...

Hwy. construction happening near Charlo

News from the Montana Department of Transportation   CHARLO – Due to a structural failure on a combination irrigation and drainage culvert, approximately five miles south of Charlo, the Montana Department of Transportation began road repair and replacement of this culvert on July 27. The m...


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