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Articles with the Tag: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Hungry bears emerging from winter dens

It’s time to put the birdfeeders away for the year. Tribal wildlife biologists report that several grizzly bears have been documented in the valley this spring.  So while it may still feel like winter, some bears have emerged from winter hibernation, and very few natural foods are available now...

Budget sequestration ends Youth Conservation Corps

For the past three summers, the Creston Fish Hatchery and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, along with Salish Kootenai College, has sponsored the Youth Conservation Corps, which provided more than 30 summer jobs for high school students. The program exposed local students to natural resource managemen...

Lake trout fishing materials available

The CSKT Fisheries Program announces the release of a set of educational materials designed to increase the success of lake trout catch on Flathead Lake. The materials include “Catching Lake Trout in Flathead Lake,” a two-DVD set, a Flathead Lake bathymetric map, a factsheet with fish identificat...

Lake trout tagged for fishing tourney Lake trout tagged for fishing tourney

POLSON — Now in its 12th year, the twice-annual Mack Days fishing event is aimed at reducing Flathead Lake’s lake trout population and increasing the native bull and cutthroat trout population. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the tournament, however, are the tagged trout.  An ext...

Mack Days draws 510 anglers, entries taken until end

The first weekend of the 2013 spring Mack Days fishing event ended with a total of 2,227 lake trout entered in the event, which is sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.  Friday was the best day for fishing during the first weeken...

Arlee youth honored as ‘Champion of Change’ Arlee youth honored as ‘Champion of Change’

ARLEE — If it’s a Sunday afternoon, chances are Vance Home Gun and Yayoot Skwkwimit, the Strong Young People, will be studying Salish language and Salish culture. Vance, 19, is the youngest fluent Salish speaker on the Flathead Reservation. He was honored for learning the language, his fluency...

Some tribal lands closed for spring

The Tribal Wildland Recreation Program would like to remind the public of upcoming spring closures that are part of the 2013-14 fishing, bird hunting and recreation regulations.   The entire Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness Area is closed to all livestock use between March 1 and June 30. This spri...

Tribes plan for potential impact of climate change Tribes plan for potential impact of climate change

MISSION VALLEY — The secret is out: climate change is real, and it’s coming to the Flathead Indian Reservation. And the tribes are taking action.  According to a press release, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have begun the process of hiring an individual or organization taske...

Valley a hotbed of interest in water compact Valley a hotbed of interest in water compact

The water rights compact proposed and negotiated by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the United States and the State of Montana affects every person in Lake County, as well as those in several surrounding counties.  Since the compact is such a once-in-a-lifetime event, everyone has an opi...

Wildlife student seeks barn owl sightings

Kari Eneas, tribal wildlife biologist trainee and student at the University of Montana, is planning a research project and field study of barn owls in the Mission Valley. Eneas is a senior in the wildlife management program and will conduct a survey of barn owls as an independent study project. This project ...


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