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Articles with the Tag: National Bison Range

Prescribed fire planned at the National Bison Range

News from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services MOIESE – Prescribed fires are on the schedule at the National Bison Range this spring. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is partnering with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire, and two units have been prepared for controlled burns...

PEER bison range lawsuit settled

C PABLO – The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has settled a lawsuit with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) regarding the National Bison Range. The settlement creates a five-year timetable for the completion of a statutorily-required Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and...

Comment period extended for Bison Range

POLSON – The public comment period for a new comprehensive conservation plan for the National Bison Range, Ninepipe Wildlife Refuge and other area conservation lands in Lake and Flathead counties has been extended. Bernardo Garza, a planning team leader with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Den...

Area wrestlers take it outside Area wrestlers take it outside

RONAN – While most Mission Valley residents have seen a football game or two at the Ronan High School football field, Thursday night’s novel sight of a wrestling mat and wrestlers on the football field must have shocked and surprised a few. Coach Hap Cheff said the main inspiration for the out...

Comprehensive Conservation Plan process begins at Nat’l Bison Range Comprehensive Conservation Plan process begins at Nat’l Bison Range

POLSON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun the process for creating a Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the National Bison Range and other conservation lands in Lake and Flathead counties.  The initial public meeting was held Tuesday, June 6, at the Red Lion in Polson. Another was ...

Prescribed burn planned at bison range

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) - Fuels Program are planning a prescribed burn on 400 timbered acres within the Elk Creek Drainage of the National Bison Range Refuge. Thi...

Wild bison herd carving donated to National Bison Range Wild bison herd carving donated to National Bison Range

MOIESE – National Bison Range Project Leader Jeff King said he thought the recently donated piece of artwork was going to be just “a little carving” to display at the visitor’s center. The three-dimensional piece turned out to be almost eight feet long and about two feet high of ca...

National Bison Range opens

News from the National Bison Range CHARLO — National Bison Range staff recently announced that Red Sleep Mountain Drive is scheduled to open for the summer season on Saturday, May 13, weather and road conditions permitting. The main gate will open by 6 a.m. and close at dark. Closing time will ...

CSKT to implement fire prevention plan at National Bison Range CSKT to implement fire prevention plan at National Bison Range

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO — At the request of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 10 CSKT Tribal Fire Control employees will implement a federal fire prevention plan at the National Bison Range.  The three-year plan is part of a Department of the Interio...

Bison range management changes course Bison range management changes course

MOIESE – Decisions concerning management at the National Bison Range changed course last week around April 12. Legislation was drafted to allow the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to manage the range, but U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke struck down the plan last week. Zinke said he to...


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