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Articles with the Tag: National Bison Range

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...

Flight Check Flight Check

  A group of bird watchers lift their binoculars to look out over a pond at the scenic pullout south of Ronan along U.S. Highway 93 on Saturday, eyeing various species, enjoying the spring weather. “It looks like we’ve got ducks,” Pat Jamieson said. She leads the group through a ...

Learn about volunteering at the National Bison Range

News from the National Bison Range MOIESE — Have you ever wanted to volunteer your time where you can be outside in a spectacular natural setting, while contributing to the preservation of your public lands? If so, come work alongside the staff at the National Bison Range Complex, assisting the U....

Tribes continue to work toward restoration of Bison Range

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO. — On Jan. 18 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published its notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan for the National Bison Range, accompanied by an environmental impact statement. In its notice, the federal agency...


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