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Articles with the Tag: National Bison Range

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...

Home on the Range Home on the Range

  The Bison Range celebrated another successful round up this year with about 400 animals getting their annual check up. The National Bison Range can only support so many animals, so when the numbers go over what the habitat can support, the surplus animals are sold or donated with first considera...

Bison Range draft legislation revised

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO — Following public comments received over the summer, including from a public meeting, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have revised their draft legislation to restore the National Bison Range to federal trust ownership for the...

Bison range management issues debated Bison range management issues debated

PABLO — While the National Bison Range Restoration Legislation is in draft form, public opinions are being considered. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes invited the public to voice those opinions on Tuesday, July 12, concerning the possible transfer of the Bison Range to tribal management....

Tribe seeks input on Bison Range transfer Tribe seeks input on Bison Range transfer

Public comment is wanted by June 24 concerning the proposed transfer of the National Bison Range to federal trust ownership to allow the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to manage the refuge. “The Bison Range is a treasure and, as good neighbors, we want to ensure that everyone is able to rev...

Comment now on restoring Bison Range land to Tribes

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes MOIESE — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes today announces the formation of the Bison Range Working Group, a forum for conservation groups, non-governmental organizations, and citizens to provide comments on the Tribes' draft legis...

Valley acreage conserved for habitat Valley acreage conserved for habitat

News from Flathead Land Trust MISSION VALLEY — Land important for birds and other wildlife was conserved in the Mission Valley last week as Flathead Land Trust purchased a conservation easement of 159 acres from John Weaver. The acreage will remain in private ownership and under Weaver’s manag...


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