Category Archives: Recreation

County approves application submittal for school trust land easement

County Commissioners voted during their March 14 meeting to approve the submittal of an application to the Montana Department of Natural Resources for a conservation easement on 80 acres of school trust land on Fox Farm Road. The application starts the formal DNRC process, including a new appraisal on the property to determine the amount required to purchase the easement.

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Chronic wasting disease detected in Great Falls mule deer buck

Wildlife health staff with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks recently detected chronic wasting disease in a mule deer buck found dead within the city limits of Great Falls in January. The adult buck was observed acting abnormally by a property owner, who later found the dead deer inside a building on the property. Biologists collected samples from the deer, and

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Prescribed fire operations start tomorrow in the Little Belts

Favorable burning conditions create an opportunity for Bureau of Land Management North Central Montana District fuels program team to implement the Blacksmith/Tiger Butte prescribed pile-burning operations this week. Starting Jan. 31, the team plans to burn about 410 acres of woody hand piles on BLM-managed lands administered by the Lewistown Field Office in Montana’s Little Belt Mountain Range, about 30

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FWP suspects bird flu in local geese; three grizzlies around state

Avian influenza was detected in Montana last spring and is continuing to affect domestic and wild birds, according to Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks. A number of dead geese have been spotted in the Missouri River in and around Great Falls and they’re suspected to have died from the disease, according to FWP. “Cold weather is helping to preserve the

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Prescribed burn planned for Sun River Wildlife Management Area

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, with the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, is working to improve winter range habitat and manage fire resiliency on the 20,000-acre Sun River Wildlife Management Area west of Augusta. In the coming days, a 200-acre prescribed burn is planned on the WMA to assist Montana FWP with enhancing elk habitat and reducing fuel loads, according

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Missouri River stabilization project continuing

City Commissioners approved a $167,733 contract change order for the first phase of the Missouri River North Bank Stabilization. The original contract of $581,700 was awarded to Winkler Excavating in August. The project will stabilize the bank along the north shore of the Missouri River where erosion is threatening both a 36-inch buried sewer line and the Rivers Edge Trail.

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