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

PEER bison range lawsuit settled

C PABLO – The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has settled a lawsuit with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) regarding the National Bison Range. The settlement creates a five-year timetable for the completion of a statutorily-required Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and...

Montana to receive money for native projects 

News from the U.S. Department of the Interior WASHINGTON – U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced $81,235 in funding to Montana native tribes and more than $860,000 to Montana state wildlife agencies through the Tribal Wildlife Grant (TWG) program and the State Wildl...

Liberty fire approaches 4,000 acres, nearly contained Liberty fire approaches 4,000 acres, nearly contained

A fire burning 17 miles southeast of Arlee in Missoula County had grown to nearly 4,000 acres as of Sunday night, Aug. 6.  Kristen Allison, a public information officer with the California Interagency Incident Management Team No. 1 that set up at the Arlee Powwow Grounds on July 31, said 363 firefigh...

We can protect private property rights and public land access

Two core values that Montanans share make our state great: a deep respect for private property rights as well as a dedication to public land. Defending both of these values is essential to our way of life. Montana is blessed with 28 million acres of public land that supports hunting, hiking, camping, and ...

Prescribed burn planned at bison range

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) - Fuels Program are planning a prescribed burn on 400 timbered acres within the Elk Creek Drainage of the National Bison Range Refuge. Thi...

National Bison Range opens

News from the National Bison Range CHARLO — National Bison Range staff recently announced that Red Sleep Mountain Drive is scheduled to open for the summer season on Saturday, May 13, weather and road conditions permitting. The main gate will open by 6 a.m. and close at dark. Closing time will ...

CSKT to implement fire prevention plan at National Bison Range CSKT to implement fire prevention plan at National Bison Range

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO — At the request of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 10 CSKT Tribal Fire Control employees will implement a federal fire prevention plan at the National Bison Range.  The three-year plan is part of a Department of the Interio...

Bison range management changes course Bison range management changes course

MOIESE – Decisions concerning management at the National Bison Range changed course last week around April 12. Legislation was drafted to allow the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to manage the range, but U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke struck down the plan last week. Zinke said he to...

Tribes continue to work toward restoration of Bison Range

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO. — On Jan. 18 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published its notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan for the National Bison Range, accompanied by an environmental impact statement. In its notice, the federal agency...

Reward offered for information on grizzly bear shootings

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes are seeking information on the shooting of a sow grizzly bear and her cubs in the Millie’s Woods area south of Post Creek, approximately 8 miles north of St. Ignatius. On Labor Day Sept. 5, tr...


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