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Grizzly bear information shared in Arlee

ARLEE — On Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Arlee Community Center, an information discussion on Grizzly Bears in the Jocko Valley will be given. The session will explain how bears are living an moving in the Jocko Valley, how to respond to encounters, bear spray and reducing attractants and conflicts. Dinner and beverages will be provided. Learn about the bear-proof garbage canister program. Go to: bandrews@peopleandcarnivores.org, for more information.  


Fall hunter education courses open to registration

Registration is open for hunter education courses across the Flathead Valley. Courses are frequently held in the fall and springtime, and the last collection of courses this season are accepting students in Pablo. Field days for online students are also currently available in Kalispell. Bowhunter educatio...


Grizzly bear population objectives named Grizzly bear population objectives named

KALISPELL — The Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved language for a proposed administrative rule that would codify population objectives for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. The decision on Aug. 9, sets into motion a public comment period that will run from Aug. 24-Oc...


Mountain fire swiftly knocked out Mountain fire swiftly knocked out

ST. IGNATIUS – A helicopter pilot with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Division of Fire flew toward a smoke plume coming off the mountainside five miles east of town in the tribal wilderness area on Tuesday afternoon.  The pilot hovered the aircraft over an irrigation ditch a few miles sou...


Air tankers refill at Ronan Airport to fight Garden Creek Fire Air tankers refill at Ronan Airport to fight  Garden Creek Fire

RONAN – Friday was the first day that Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) stationed at the Ronan Airport were used to drop fire retardant in an attempt to rein in the Garden Creek fire. The lightning-ignited fire is burning in a rocky, remote area two miles northwest of Hot Springs. SEATs have a speed...


Grizzly bears killed on Highway 93

News from CSKT Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation PABLO — Tribal bear biologists say that three of four members in a family group of grizzly bears were struck and killed by an automobile around 11 p.m. on Friday, July 27, approximately a mile south of Ronan. The collision incl...


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 (...


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 ...


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