Interior secretary touts public lands, funding in Montana

From the Great Falls Tribune

The Great Falls Tribune has an interesting article that provides some good information about the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Created by Congress in 1965, the LWCF is a bipartisan commitment to safeguard natural areas, water resources and our cultural heritage, and to provide recreation opportunities to all Americans.

This article begins… Interior Secretary Sally Jewell spoke to a crowd of public land employees and conservationists at Hauser Lake northeast of here Tuesday to promote public land and full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, raise awareness about the outdoors economy and unveil new funding for youth in conservation. Read the full article here.

Welcome back to wolves, Diane

In his Hungry Horse News column this week, Larry tells the story about how North Fork neighbor Diane Boyd has come full circle. She will once again be monitoring our wolves along with all the wolves in Northwestern Montana. Congratulations Diana! Read Larry’s full column here.

Did you know that you can read many of Larry’s past articles here on NFNews? Check it out here or look for the tag “North Fork Views”.

The Complicated Quest to Save the Grizzly

Chris Servheen, pictured in Polson on April 26, 2016. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

The Flathead Beacon reports that last week, inside his office on the University of Montana campus, Chris Servheen wrapped up his 35-year career as the federal government’s first and only grizzly bear recovery coordinator. The occasion on April 29 passed without fanfare as the 65-year-old worked quietly and alone, the final minutes winding down on a career as turbulent as it was influential. Read the full story here.