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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 ...

National Bison Range closes earlier as days shorten, roadwork begins National Bison Range closes earlier as days shorten, roadwork begins

News from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Even though the forecast calls for the summer heat to continue, autumn is just around the corner. And as the seasons change, other changes can be expected at the National Bison Range. One of the most noticeable changes is the shortening of days, with evening...

Notre Dame hosts research program at Bison Range

MOIESE - Marliz Vega Ross of Puerto Rico has spent her summer carefully examining and logging subtle differences on blades of foliage on the National Bison Range. Tiny holes meant the vegetation was snacked on by insects. Long, cut-like marks meant mammals like bison ate it.  At a final Saturday meet...

National Bison Range welcomes new website, bison babies National Bison Range welcomes new website, bison babies

MOISE — Equipped with a new website and newborn bison calves, the National Bison Range in Moise is ready to start the 2013 season.  “At this point, unless the snows come in again, we’ve finished grading Red Sleep Mountain Drive and have dust control technicians coming in early next ...

Experience wonder of winter at bison range Experience wonder of winter at bison range

MOEISE — Winter weather will soon do its best to keep us indoors where it is cozy and warm. But after the heat of the summer, the cold can invigorate and inspire us. Nothing beats fresh air, beautiful scenery, and great wildlife viewing to get everyone out of doors. Wildlife typically are more active d...


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