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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...

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...


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