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Flathead Audubon presents program about birds

News from the Flathead Audubon Society Robert Gentry will be the featured speaker at the Monday, Jan. 13, meeting from 7-9 p.m. at the Gateway West Community Room in Kalispell. Gentry has a biology degree from Hendrix College and attended the University of Missouri for graduate school where he studied the impacts of forest fragmentation on the mating success of ground-nesting neotropical migrants, particularly the ovenbird (a small songbird).  He has traveled to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Belize and Guatemala in winter to help assess impacts of habitat degradation on birds in their winter range. After graduate school, Gentry attended Vermont Law School where he obtained a master&r...

Women’s ice fishing workshop set for Missoula Jan. 24-25

News from FWP MONTANA – The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Becoming an Outdoorswoman program is hosting an ice-fishing workshop on Jan. 24-25 in Missoula, and registration is open now. The workshop starts with an indoor class from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 at FWP’s Miss...

Three grizzly bears killed on Hwy 93 in 2019

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Three grizzly bears have lost their lives due to separate vehicle collisions on U.S. Highway 93 on the Flathead Reservation this year.   Although collisions are down compared to 2018, when six bears were lost on the highway, ranging from cubs to an adult female and male, ...

Grizzly bear advisory council struggles with ‘herculean’ challenge Grizzly bear advisory council struggles with ‘herculean’ challenge

MONTANA — Chad Bauer, a member of Gov. Steve Bullock’s Grizzly Bear Citizen Advisory Council, expressed a sense of urgency and unease on the second morning of the council’s Dec. 4-5 meeting in Missoula.  Bauer and Bullock sat across from each other in a crowded conference room on th...

Outdoor burning closes

News from CSKT Division of Fire Prevention   Flathead Indian Reservation outdoor burning is closed for the winter season. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire Prevention program would like to let the public know that debris burning closed on Nov. 30.  Open debris...

Recreation easement purchase proposed for Flathead Lake State Park

News from Montana FWP MONTANA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation jointly propose the purchase of a permanent recreation easement for Big Arm State Park along Flathead Lake. A draft environmental analysis detailing the proposal, includ...

Chronic wasting disease sampling results continue to come i Chronic wasting disease sampling results continue to come i

News from FWP MONTANA – Samples from 25 deer harvested around the state tested positive for chronic wasting disease in November. The majority of the new positive samples were from animals harvested within CWD Management Zones, where the disease is known to exist. Two of the positive samples wer...

FWP looking to the future of state parks

News from FWP MONTANA – Even though the summer season at Montana State Parks is over, plans for the management of those parks is really hitting its stride. It’s been a busy 18 months for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and state parks. Gov. Bullock’s Parks In Focus commission issue...

Flowering rush public meeting planned

News from SKC  There is a public scoping meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Polson Indian Senior Citizens Center, located at 701 1st Street East, next to Western Building Center, from 3 to 7 p.m. to discuss the formation of a program to implement annual herbicide treatments on flowering rush on th...

Montana records first suspected case of CWD in wild elk Montana records first suspected case of CWD in wild elk

News from FWP  Montana recorded its first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in wild elk.  The cow elk was harvested by a landowner on private land northeast of Red Lodge in November and samples were extracted from the carcass in Billings on Nov. 6. Tests results confirming the suspe...

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