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Articles with the Tag: National Bison Range

Scenic drives Scenic drives

News from the National Bison Range MOIESE — Red Sleep Mountain Drive on the  National Bison Range in Moiese is set to open Saturday, May 9, for the summer season, weather permitting. The drive offers views of the Flathead River, Mission Mountains and Mission Valley, plus a variety of wildlife i...

Escapee bighorns euthanized to preserve wild herds Escapee bighorns euthanized to preserve wild herds

RAVALLI – Six sheep escaped from the National Bison Range were killed by Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes wildlife managers last week because of concerns that the animals may have come in contact with disease-carrying domestic livestock.  Tom McDonald, director of the tribal division of ...

Bipartisan group hears water compact details Bipartisan group hears water compact details

PABLO – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Water Compact pending before the legislature has a long history of legal precedent that played into negotiating a settlement between tribal, state, and federal government, tribal and state attorneys told a bipartisan group of listeners last week.  In...

National Bison Range sets holiday hours

News from the National Bison Range MOIESE — With winter weather keeping folks at home and a flurry of friends and family visiting for the holidays, people need time to get away and unwind. The National Bison Range is a great place to visit this festive time of year. The cold may be nipping at noses,...

Home on the Range Home on the Range

MOIESE – Getting wild bison into corrals to check for disease, inspect for health issues and take genetic samples can be a challenge, but at the National Bison Range, it’s necessary to maintain the 300 plus herd on 18,500 acres. “They are 2,000 pounds of muscle,” Bison Range Deputy...

Comment period for annual funding agreement extended

News from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the public comment period for 14 days on the draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed Annual Funding Agreement that would allow the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to manage an...

Open burning season underway, residents urged to use caution Open burning season underway, residents urged to use caution

The sun finally peeked through the blanket of dissipating winter clouds last week, only for another manmade brown haze to block it out again in some parts of the Mission Valley.  Property owners and government agencies were out making the most of what’s left of open burning season.  Yel...

Come learn about the winter bird count

News from the Mission Mountain Audubon Society POLSON — “The Great Backyard Bird Count: the Winter Birds of the Mission Valley” by Pat Jamieson, outdoor recreation planner for the National Bison Range, will be the next educational program of the Mission Mountain Audubon Society on Wednes...

National Bison Range announces new holiday hours  National Bison Range announces new holiday hours

News from the National Bison Range MOIESE — Between winter weather keeping you at home and a flurry of friends and family visiting for the holidays, we all need time to get away and unwind. And so, we invite you to visit the National Bison Range during this festive time of year.  The cold ma...

Bison roundup conducted as usual after shutdown Bison roundup conducted as usual after shutdown

  MOIESE – The 16-day federal government shutdown resulted in the closure of the National Bison Range just as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepared for its annual bison roundup. Staff were sent home, and the public was alerted that the roundup was canceled, but the bison didn’t get ...


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