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Clearwater Resource Council seeks to create trail system

SEELEY LAKE – Residents of Seeley Lake rank recreational opportunities as one of the primary benefits of living in the community. Public or private forest managers own more than 90 percent of the Clearwater Valley. Unfortunately, it’s often difficult or impossible to access the diverse recreational activities that are in high demand by both residents and tourists. The Clearwater Resource Council, a non-profit based out of Seeley Lake, is leading a community-based effort to create a system of trails that provide a diverse, well-maintained, well-connected, multiple-use trail system that supports community interests and generates tourist revenue for the local economy between Mis...


Ferry Basin Wildlife Unit seasonal closure announced

News from CSKT Natural Resources Les Bigcrane, Tribal Wildland Recreation Program, announces the following tribal recreation seasonal closure reminder. The Ferry Basin Wildlife Management Unit’s Tribally owned lands are closed to all recreational access and use by non-members of the Tribes from...


Classes introduce students to outdoor activities

Each year people look forward to joining family or friends in the great outdoors. Some come together through hunting, fishing, hiking, viewing birds and other wildlife, photography, harvesting berries and mushrooms. Then there are some who enjoy solitude outdoors. There are endless activities to undertake in...


Join the 2018 spring Mack Days competition

News from CSKT Natural Resources FLATHEAD LAKE — The 2018 spring Mack Days On Flathead Lake competition is sponsored by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.  Up to $225,000 in cash and prizes are available to win: one $10,000, t...


Rare wolf sighting trees teenager Rare wolf sighting trees teenager

VALLEY CREEK – In the cold hours of a winter morning in mid-January, Kylee Wells, 17, put on a pair of snowshoes and went on a hike not knowing she was about to encounter a pack of wolves. She started out alone like she did many times on a trail not far from her home in Valley Creek, located on a tu...


World-record ram discovered on WildHorse Island State Park World-record ram discovered on WildHorse Island State Park

KALISPELL – Through conservation partnerships and critical habitat restoration, Wild Horse Island State Park on Flathead Lake has produced the largest ram in the world. The Boone & Crockett Club on Feb. 7 confirmed that a 9-year-old ram that died of natural causes at the state park is pending as...


Off to a good start this winter, snowpack best in the west

News from Montana Natural Resources Conservation Service BOZEMAN – The snowpack across most of the western U.S. isn’t looking good in most states, but it’s a different story in the state of Montana, according to snowpack data collected by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service...


Smith River float lottery to begin

News from Montana State Parks HELENA – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced that permit applications to float Smith River State Park in 2018 will be available Jan. 2 - Feb. 15. The permit drawing will be held on Thursday, March 1. Celebrated for its spectacular scenery, remote loca...


Hunting dates, rules to be discussed

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL – In January, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hosting four public meetings across northwest Montana to share information and gather input on tentative hunting season dates and rules for the next two years. The statewide proposals are avai...


First ‘Day Hike’ events coming to Montana State Parks

HELENA – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites the public to welcome in the New Year with “First Day Hikes” at Montana State Parks on Jan. 1, 2018.  Start your New Year off on the right foot with a First Day Hike at your local state park. Montana State Parks will offer Fir...


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