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Citizens Alliance Bank welcomes Lindsay to Lincoln

Shayne Lindsay recently joined Citizens Alliance Bank in the Lincoln, Mont. location as Branch Manager and Loan Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for oversight of the Lincoln branch,...

 
 By News Release    News    August 22, 2018

Fish and Wildlife Commission Advances Proposed Grizzly Bear Population Objectives for Public Comment

The Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved language for a proposed administrative rule that would codify population objectives for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. The...

 
 By News Release    News    August 22, 2018

UM Researcher Finds Genetic Differences in Trees Untouched by Mountain Pine Beetles             UM Researcher Finds Genetic Differences in Trees Untouched by Mountain Pine Beetles             

MISSOULA – A University of Montana researcher has discovered that mountain pine beetles may avoid certain trees within a population they normally would kill due to genetics in the trees. UM...

 
 By News Release    News    August 8, 2018

New Food Storage Orders Signed to Cover Remaining Portions of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest

New Food Storage Orders Signed to Cover Remaining Portions of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest HELENA, MONT., August 7, 2018 – Late last month Forest Supervisor Bill Avey signed two new...

 
 By News Release    News    August 1, 2018

Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet Aug. 9

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Thursday, Aug. 9, at FWP Headquarters in Helena. The agenda includes final decisions on the 2018/2019 furbearer and trapping seasons and 2018...

 
 By News Release    News    August 1, 2018

Dates announced for over-the-counter and surplus license sales

A few important dates remain for hunters looking for license for this upcoming hunting season: On Aug. 6, hunters can buy over-the-counter and surplus B licenses (antlerless) for deer and elk. On...

 
 By News Release    News    July 25, 2018

Montana DOJ releases 2017 Annual Crime Lab Report

HELENA – The Montana Department of Justice released its Forensic Science Division's 2017 Annual Report Wednesday, July 18.  The Division, commonly known as the State Crime Lab, analyzes crime...

 
 By News Release    News    July 25, 2018

West Nile Virus Found in Local Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Lewis and Clark County, prompting local health officials to advise steps to prevent mosquito bites. So far, health officials have confirmed no cases of illness in people or horses in Montana, but...

 
 By News Release    Features    July 18, 2018

Lewis & Clark FSA announces Emergency Conservation Program sign up for flood recovery assistance

Flooding has caused severe damage in Lewis & Clark County recently. Farms and ranches suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)...

 

Lincoln Airport Community Open House and BBQ Potluck planned

On Saturday July 28, Jerry Cain will host the annual Lincoln Airport Community Open House and Fly-in BBQ Potluck at his hangar for everyone to enjoy. Lincoln Airport is a state-owned airport managed...

 
 By News Release    News    July 4, 2018

Extra: UM Study: Forests May Lose Ability to Protect Against Extremes of Climate Change

MISSOULA– Forests, one of the most dominate ecosystems on Earth, harbor significant biodiversity. Scientists have become increasingly interested in how this diversity is enhanced by the sheltering...

 
 By News Release    News    July 4, 2018

Trapping Advisory Committee to meet July 10 and 11

The Montana Trapping Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting July 10 and 11 in Helena at the Montana Wild facility, 2668 Broadwater Ave. Trapping has been and remains controversial. Therefore,...

 
 By News release    News    June 27, 2018

Fireworks prohibited on Helena-Lewis and Clark Nat'l Forest

HELENA-As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest reminds visitors that fireworks are prohibited on all state and federal lands, including Forest Service;...

 
 By News release    News    June 27, 2018

FWP co-authors award-winning paper on methods for mapping wildlife corridors

A Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologist was a co-author of a report that won the Outstanding Paper Award in Landscape Ecology from the U.S. Regional Association of the International...

 
 By News release    News    June 20, 2018

Extra: DNA results show mysterious canine shot near Denton s a wolf

DNA results show mysterious canine is a wolf The canine creature shot in Montana a month ago that captured the curiosity of the nation is actually a gray wolf. DNA from the animal, which was shot...

 
 By News release    News    June 20, 2018

Extra: Register for hunt roster starting June 15

Hunters interested in participating in "game-damage" hunts on private land or possible management seasons this year have from June 15 to July 15 to register online with Montana Fish, Wildlife &...

 
 By News Release    News    June 6, 2018

Please leave baby animals alone

Each spring, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife. FWP no longer accepts, holds or rehabilitates ungulates like deer,...

 
 By News Release    News    June 6, 2018

FWP Seeks Comment on Pilot Study for N. Fk Blackfoot River Fish Restoration Project

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on its proposal to collect baseline information to help in planning for a potential native fish restoration project on the North Fork Blackfoot...

 
 By News Release    News    June 6, 2018

Free fishing for Father's Day weekend, June 16-17

Whether you're tying on a salmon fly or threading a night crawler onto a hook, during Father's Day weekend, everyone in Montana can fish for free. "Montana is home to some of the finest fishing...

 
 By News Release    News    June 6, 2018

FWP Seeking Members for Region 2 Citizen Advisory Committee

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking applicants to fill several volunteer positions on the west-central Montana Region 2 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC is a general advisory...

 
 By News Release    News    May 30, 2018

2018 SuperTag chances are on sale now

Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are on sale. Hunters can win the SuperTag drawing by purchasing one or more $5 SuperTag chances for the fall 2018 hunting season. Eight SuperTag...

 
 By News Release    News    May 30, 2018

Private Land/Public Wildlife Council meets June 7 in Helena

The Private Land/Public Wildlife Council will meet on Thursday, June 7 in Helena from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, located at 3170 N. Sanders Street. This will be the second meeting...

 
 By News release    News    May 9, 2018

Be bear aware when recreating outdoors

Grizzly bears are out and about. In the last two weeks, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks captured four grizzly bears in western Montana that were causing conflicts. Grizzlies can be found...

 
 By News release    School    May 9, 2018

Teacher Appreciation on tap at Lincoln School this week

Teacher Appreciation is filling our school this week. The teachers are being treated all week with breakfast, lunch, and homemade treats from local parents as well as a full on catered lunch from...

 
 By News Release    Community    May 9, 2018

Ducks Unlimited Banquet a success

The 19th Annual Blackfoot River Ducks Unlimited event was another resounding success The Blackfoot River Chapter of Ducks Unlimited once again filled the Historic Lincoln Community Hall April 21. The committee begins planning for the event in...

 

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