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Tribes assume full management of former National Bison Range

News from the CSKT Deputy Executive Office FLATHEAD RESERVATION — On Jan. 2, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) assumed full management of the Bison Range, formerly known as the National Bison Range.  The Bison Range land was restored to the CSKT by the Montana Water Rights...

Gianforte sets wildfire priorities for ‘above-normal’ season Gianforte sets wildfire priorities for ‘above-normal’ season

MONTANA — In a wildfire briefing at the state Capitol attended by more than a dozen land use and wildfire response agency leaders, Gov. Greg Gianforte said he wants to double the number of treated acres on Montana’s forests and pressured the National Park Service to extinguish all wildfire starts...

USFWS to end harmful regulations

News from Senator Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today applauded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on their proposed rule to strike down a burdensome requirement resulting from the Cottonwood decision that yields no conservation benefit and has delayed forest projects while killin...

$250,000 grant to continue addressing grizzly-human conflicts $250,000 grant to continue addressing grizzly-human conflicts

News from the Office of Steve Daines  MONTANA — U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service renewed a $250,000 grant to help reduce grizzly bear and human conflicts in Montana. “This funding is critical to help reduce grizzly-human conflicts in Montana as w...

Bison Range gets steady stream of visitors after closure Bison Range gets steady stream of visitors after closure

NATIONAL BISON RANGE — The gates opened for visitors at the National Bison Range on Monday, Aug. 10, after being locked for four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We’ve had a steady stream of cars coming in since we opened,” said Jennifer Strickland, U.S. Fish and Wildlif...

Bear resistant garbage cans available to households Bear resistant garbage cans available to households

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION – If you live in bear habitat within the Mission Valley and self-haul your garbage, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Wildlife Management Program has a limited number of 65-gallon bear-resistant Kodiak garbage cans available.   There is ...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, partners seek information in Montana grizzly bear shooting 

DENVER - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife Department are seeking information on the illegal shooting of a female grizzly bear in Montana. The GPS-collared bear was last known to be alive on May 11, 2020. Law enforcement agents believe the bear was killed on the Blackfeet Ind...

Bison Range temporarily closes Bison Range temporarily closes

News from FWP  CHARLO – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is temporarily suspending public visitation and use at the National Bison Range, effective April 9.  The suspension of operations is to ensure the health and safety of visitors and employees in light of the novel coronavirus p...

Refuge conveyance sparks concern about public land transfers and a disclaimer

MONTANA – A proposal by U.S. Sen. Steve Daines to convey the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has generated a mixture of excitement, concern and outright opposition in Montana. The provision, included in a broader bill settling the historic water rights claims of t...

Daines bill would return Bison Range to CSKT Daines bill would return Bison Range to CSKT

MONTANA – A bill that would settle a longstanding water rights dispute between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and state and federal governments would also return control of the National Bison Range to the tribes.  While the exact language of the bill has not yet been made public, a...


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