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  • UM Research Chronicles Forest Recovery after Montana's 2017 Fire Season

    Raequel Roberts, UM News Service|Updated Oct 26, 2022

    MISSOULA – For a researcher who studies wildfire, University of Montana graduate student Kyra Clark-Wolf couldn't have had better timing. Clark-Wolf arrived in Missoula to start her graduate studies on the impacts of wildfires on forests at the W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation on July 4, 2017. Eleven days later, a lightning strike sparked the Lolo Peak Fire just south of the city, burning nearly 54,000 acres and leaving lasting and indelible images among M...

  • Hunting Regulations: UM Wildlife Researchers Seek to Clarify the Complicated

    Raequel Roberts, UM News Service|Updated Oct 14, 2022

    MISSOULA – Coming in at a weighty 143 pages, Montana's 2022 book of deer, elk and antelope hunting regulations is an impressive tome listing license costs, permit drawing stats, season start dates, tag requirements and the ominous penalties for breaking any of its stated rules. It's a valuable resource in the management of the state's beloved big game animals and a must read for hunters heading out into the field, but it also can be an intimidating opus for even the most e...