A good neighbor recently sent in the following… Good Morning! I was looking through the Montana Birders mail server and came upon this link to Montana Field Guides and I thought it might be nice to add to the links on the NFNews. Evidently it is run by the state and it is an online… Read More »
Our good friend of the North Fork, Mark from Michigan, sent some links to information about the hantavirus. As he points out, “People are often opening and closing their buildings up there often often moving things around,” so being aware of the perils of hantavirus are important. From here you can download a news release… Read More »
Montana Partners for Fish and Wildlife is a national U.S. Fish and Wildlife program that works with private landowners and other organizations to protect, enhance and restore important fish and wildlife habitats on private lands. Rox Rogers, a Private Lands Biologist from this organization, attended this summer’s Interlocal meeting on July 11th. She described how… Read More »
The Montana State University Extension has posted a new Web site with wildfire and drought information for both homeowners and large-acreage landowners at www.msuextension.org/wildfire. The site includes a live Twitter feed (#MTfire), with up-to-date information on fire activity around the state from Montana Disaster and Emergency Services and news outlets, and useful articles on both… Read More »
So you’re walking along a trail or floating the river and see noxious weeds on US Forest Service land. What do you do? Call Tris Hoffman of the USFS at 406-758-3510. Be prepared to tell her what kind of a weed, how much is there, and the location. If Tris is unavailable when you call,… Read More »
A new on-line training opportunity teaches participants how to identify five targeted invasive plants, conduct surveys, and map locations of invasive plants using GPS units. Once training has been completed, visitors may check-out GPS units from the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center to detect invasive plants while in the park. The on-line training… Read More »
The 7th edition of P.D. Skaar’s Montana Bird Distribution has just been released. This fact-packed guide shows birdwatchers where their favorite birds have been seen in the state via summer and winter distribution maps, making it a great companion to field guides. And with this book comes a new 2012 Montana Bird Checklist. Here are… Read More »
If you have a Mobilfone radio phone, it’s good to put a sticker on that phone for how to dial 911. Dial 0+911+1111.
The NFLA has put together a good brochure for North Forkers in case of an emergency. Download the brochure from here.
Diane Tipton, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Statewide Information Officer, posted the following report on the MFWP website… Montana’s wildlife is one big benefit of being a Montanan—or visiting here. Tourism, an important economic engine in the state, is fueled significantly by visitors interested in viewing wildlife. That is why learning to live with wildlife… Read More »