Montana Public Radio reports that during a planning meeting in Columbia Falls Wednesday, people who live near the Flathead River said they’re concerned about climate change, user impacts and nearby railroad activity, Two federal agencies are tasked with updating management of the Flathead’s three forks under the Wild and Scenic River Act: The U.S. Forest… Read More »
The Flathead Beacon reports that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials on Friday released new information about a bear attack that occurred May 17 in a remote section of the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. On Thursday morning , an adult woman sustained serious injuries in a surprise defensive encounter involving a bear. The incident occurred in… Read More »
It is time for a new Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) to be written for our three wild and scenic rivers—the South, Middle, and North Forks of the Flathead River. In preparation, monthly meetings have been organized to get input from the public. Each meeting will be focused on one of the Outstanding River Values… Read More »
KPAX reports that spring and summer construction on Glacier National Park’s Going to the Sun Road is underway, and a maximum 30-minute traffic delay is in effect for the west side of the park this summer. The road is in the final stretch of a decade-long deferred maintenance project. Read the full article here.
The Flathead Beacon has an article that begins… The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to announce plans this September to delist grizzlies from the federal Endangered Species Act in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, the rugged chunk of Northwest Montana that includes Glacier National Park, parts of five national forests and two reservations. Read… Read More »
The Flathead Beacon has a story that begins… Floods have hammered Montana hard and early, from the northeastern plains across the Hi-Line into central and western municipalities, with other areas on alert as temperatures rise and snowpack persistently clings to mountaintops, containing significant amounts of yet-to-be-released water. Read the full article here.