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Articles with the Tag: National Bison Range

Management plan for National Bison Range announced Management plan for National Bison Range announced

News from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service DENVER – Since 1908, when the National Bison Range in western Montana was established by President Theodore Roosevelt, this 18,800-acre national wildlife refuge has continued to play an important role in the conservation and recovery of American bison. Seve...

Tribes make bison film available

News from CSKT  PABLO – For the first time, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are making publicly available the award-winning film, “In the Spirit of Atatíce: The Untold Story of the National Bison Range.”  The general public will now be able to access the...

Public comment period for refuge management open

News from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service BISON RANGE – Since 1908, when the National Bison Range in western Montana was established by conservation visionary President Theodore Roosevelt, this cherished 18,800-acre national wildlife refuge has continued to play a vital role in the conservation...

Watch historic Melton Ranch buffalo round-up film Watch historic Melton Ranch buffalo round-up film

RONAN — A free screening of “A Montana Legacy: The Melton Buffalo Ranch 1948-1962,” will be shown on Thursday, April 18, at the Ronan Community Center small room at 6 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.  “It’s exciting!  You need a fast horse and he’s got be sure foot...

Bison Range 'logical addition' to tribal conservation lands Bison Range 'logical addition' to tribal conservation lands

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes   PABLO – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have notified the Montana Congressional delegation and the U.S. Department of the Interior that we would like to revisit the proposal to restore the National Bison Range to federal trust...

Reelin' 'em in Reelin' 'em in

POLSON – The seventh annual Flathead Lake International Cinemafest opened on Friday with 56 films, and one couple went with a mission to watch as many features as possible during the three-day event. They even stuck around for the award ceremony on Sunday. Kristin and Dale Nelson’s movie-watch...

Public, tribal lands provide hunting and fishing opportunities Public, tribal lands provide hunting and fishing opportunities

According to Dave Bunnell, president of the Mission Valley chapter of Pheasants Forever, public lands are the stage for most hunting and fishing in the Mission Valley. “Ninety percent of hunters in the area spend 100 percent of their time hunting on public lands,” he said.  Hunting an...

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...


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