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Articles with the Tag: U.S. Fish Wildlife and Parks

U.S. House passes the Great American Outdoors Act

News from the Montana Wildlife Federation Washington, D.C. — On July 22, the United States House of Representatives voted to pass the Great American Outdoors Act in a vote of 310 to 107. The bipartisan legislation, which will soon head to the President’s desk to be signed into law, would ful...

Partners announce Bison Conservation Initiative

News from U.S. Fish  and Wildlife Service WASHINGTON D.C. — Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt recently announced the Bison Conservation Initiative, a new cooperative initiative that will coordinate conservation strategies and approaches for the wild American Bison over the next 10 yea...

Public comment period for refuge management open

News from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service BISON RANGE – Since 1908, when the National Bison Range in western Montana was established by conservation visionary President Theodore Roosevelt, this cherished 18,800-acre national wildlife refuge has continued to play a vital role in the conservation...

Briefs for June 6, 2018

Women’s Fly Fishing Workshop in Kalispell on June 9 News from Montana FWP Kalispell — The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is sponsoring a fly fishing class in Kalispell on Saturday, June 9. This class is for beginning anglers who want to l...

Board hears about successful wildlife management programs Board hears about successful wildlife management programs

POLSON – The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board met to talk about the many projects that happened last year and what will come in the future during a meeting on Wednesday, May 23, at the Polson library. The State of Montana and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes started the board ...

Comprehensive Conservation Plan process begins at Nat’l Bison Range Comprehensive Conservation Plan process begins at Nat’l Bison Range

POLSON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun the process for creating a Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the National Bison Range and other conservation lands in Lake and Flathead counties.  The initial public meeting was held Tuesday, June 6, at the Red Lion in Polson. Another was ...

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...

Briefs for Aug. 3, 2016

Paddleboarder drowns POLSON — Ty Kanara, 51, of St. Regis, passed away July 26 when he fell off a paddleboard in about 12 feet of water in the Indian Bay area of Flathead Lake. Kanara was with his family and did not resurface. A boater heard screaming and stopped to assist family. The boater dove...

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...

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