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Articles with the Tag: National Bison Range

Bison not the only ones on the range Bison not the only ones on the range

  MOIESE – Although bison get most of the attention, many species exist together with help from wildlife management on the National Bison Range. Biologists have been busy studying those animals to find out how to help them thrive, and on Wednesday at the range, Bison Range biologist for the ...

Range of Motion Range of Motion

Hundreds of school children filtered onto the Bison Range throughout the two-day roundup starting on Monday to watch as wild bison were moved into the corrals for an annual health check-up. Many of the children reacted with wide eyes saying “awhh” and “ooh” in unison.  “...

Parents help feed folks during roundup Parents help feed folks during roundup

MOIESE — The Charlo Parent Teacher Association decided to bring back the goodies during the National Bison Range Roundup and provide a fry bread lunch for the staff, volunteers and visitors.  “The community donated the baked goods,” Jamie Tomlin, PTA president said of the hundreds o...

Students teach world travelers about local culture Students teach world travelers about local culture

ST. IGNATIUS – Connor Durglo, 8, invited a group of people from all over the world to the Mission School District on Friday afternoon to learn about local culture.  The world travelers called themselves Friendship Force. The club works much like a foreign exchange program where students come to...

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...


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