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Biologists plan collaboration to conserve westslope cutthroat

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks  MONTANA - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks region one fisheries staff plan further collaboration with Glacier National Park to conserve native westslope cutthroat trout in the Flathead subbasin.   In late March, the National Park Service released an environmental assessment with a proposal to use rotenone, a fish toxicant, to remove threats posed by non-native Yellowstone cutthroat from Lake Evangeline, Camas Lake and Camas Creek upstream of Arrow Lake in the upper Camas drainage.  Following the removal of the Yellowstone cutthroat trout, native westslope cutthroat trout from local donor populations would be stocked i...


Spring Mack Days celebrates fourth week Spring Mack Days celebrates fourth week

News from CSKT Natural Resouces Department  FLATHEAD LAKE – Kalispell angler and five-time Spring Mack Days top angler Jason Mahlen is expanding his lake trout lead by a slim margin in the 2019 Spring Mack Days Fishing Event.   Jason turned in two perfect 100-limits on Friday and Satu...


Annual Buttercup Run draws big crowd Annual Buttercup Run draws big crowd

ARLEE – Four-year-old Chmte Pete charged across the finish line of the one-mile race with gusto, beating his father by 20 seconds. Pete was one of the younger participants in Saturday’s races, but the event brought out community members in every stage of life. Chmte’s father, Shandin Pet...


Spring debris burning opens May 1

News from CSKT Division of Fire   FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – Spring burning season is finally here. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light your piles or grass this spring, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wil...


Springtime on reservation means bears are emerging from dens

News from CSKT  The Tribal Wildlife Management Program reminds the public that springtime on the Flathead Indian Reservation means spring bear activity. Both black bear and grizzly bear are yearlong residents, and once the weather begins to warm up, you can expect to start seeing signs of bear acti...


45 volunteers assemble to clean up Arlee streets 45 volunteers assemble to clean up Arlee streets

ARLEE – Neon green vests dotted the roadsides as community members beautified Arlee by picking up trash on Saturday.  Merrill Bradshaw attended the cleanup. He said he has been picking up roadside trash in Arlee annually for nearly all of the 40 years he’s lived in the community. “T...


Earth Day clean up at Flathead Lake state park needs volunteers

News from the Montana State Parks  BIGFORK – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites you to help clean up our public land in celebration of Earth Day at Flathead Lake State Park - Wayfarers Unit on Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m.   Join us for our Earth Day event to help clean ...


Flooding minimal despite extreme late-winter weather Flooding minimal despite extreme late-winter weather

LAKE COUNTY – Though the winter may have seemed never-ending, lower than average overall snowfall for the winter means there’s less risk of flooding as snow melts this spring.   “We are seeing signs that spring runoff season has begun,” said Casey Ryan, hydrologist for the Con...


CSKT announces new hunting, fishing regulations available

News from CSKT Natural Resource Department  The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation announce the availability of hunting, fishing and recreation regulations for the 2019-2020 license season. The new license season began March 1. All bird hunters, anglers an...


Deer, elk develop survival skills for harsh winter Deer, elk develop survival skills for harsh winter

Winter will end. Trust me. But what will we see when all that white stuff disappears? A landscape green from melting snow littered with dead deer? Probably not. Yes, February was brutal for much of the state, but let’s not lose our perspective. This is winter. This is Montana – a norther...


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