Category Archives: News

A Ten Year Tradition Comes to an End

By | January 18, 2018

Greetings North Fork friends, from Rick Graetz, In January 2008, with a group of university students in tow, we made our way north from Missoula to hold the inaugural University of Montana “Polebridge” winter course. Every year thereafter, ten years running, we had the great pleasure of convening this week-long UM field course on what… Read More »

FEMA denies Montana’s request for $44M in disaster aid after historic fire season

By | January 12, 2018

The Missoulian reports that the federal government has denied Montana’s disaster relief request for $44 million in the aftermath of the 2017 fire season that burned more than 1,500 square miles. Montana Public Radio reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Gov. Steve Bullock’s request for additional aid in late December. Read the full story… Read More »

Region’s Snow Pack is Above Average

By | January 12, 2018

The Daily Inter Lake reports that three weeks into winter, Northwest Montana’s snowpack is looking good. Data collected by the Snowpack Telemetry (SNOTEL) sensor network show a snowpack with slightly more water than normal for mid-January. “It seems like the forecasted La Niña is standing up,” said Lucas Zukiewicz, Water Supply Specialist for the State of… Read More »

Lynx Considered for Delisting

By | January 12, 2018

The Daily Inter Lake reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering removing the Canada lynx from Endangered Species Act protections. On Thursday, the agency said in a press release that, based on a recent scientific review of the animal’s status, it would begin crafting a proposed rule to delist the species…Controversy surrounding… Read More »