Tuesday, December 07, 2021


What's there to do in the great outdoors? Here we've got a bevy of local outdoor activities and destinations to explore.

Updated 4 days, 16 hours ago

American Forest Resource Council lines up against Ripley suit

A regional trade association has signed on against a lawsuit that aims to stop a controversial forestry project ...

Updated 1 week ago
Visitors flock to Montana state parks

Montana state parks saw a surge in visitation for the second year in a row with more than 2.9 million visitors passing through the public lands between January and September.

Updated 2 weeks ago
Massive conservation easement a done deal

The Trust for Public Land, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and Stimson Lumber Co. recently completed a project that permanently protects the resources on m...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Chronic wasting disease found in two deer in Idaho

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife managers say two deer killed in north-central Idaho have tested positive for chronic wasting disease. It's the first ti...

Updated 3 weeks ago
Salvage project in the works for area burned by South Yaak Fire

U.S. Forest Service officials are taking comments on a proposed salvage project covering an area scorched by a wildfire this summer.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Forest Service officials anticipate federal funding

Following a devastating wildfire season, U.S. Forest Service officials are eagerly awaiting funds from a $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill that would g...

Updated 3 weeks ago
State commission seeks comment on grizzly relocation sites

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment on proposed grizzly bear relocation sites.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Fight over US wolf protections goes before federal judge

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. government attorney urged a federal judge Friday to uphold a decision from the waning days of the Trump administration that lif...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
State approves conservation easement near Libby

State officials approved a nearly 30,000-acre conservation easement that would maintain public access to private timberlands south and east of Libby last month.

Updated 4 weeks ago
FSPW volunteers clear more than 66 miles of trail

Volunteers with the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness (FSPW) cleared more than 66 miles of trail in Lincoln and Sanders counties this year, organization officials say.

Updated 1 month ago
Canada lynx to keep species protections under legal deal

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to keep federal protections in place for the snow-loving Canada lynx, under a court settlement app...

Updated 1 month ago
FWP holds virtual meeting on proposed hunting regs

State officials held a virtual open house meeting last week in hopes of informing the public on a series of proposed changes to regional and statewide hunting regulations.

Updated 1 month ago
Grizzly trapped south of Libby

Wildlife specialists captured an adult male grizzly and deployed additional traps for other bears that may be roaming around a residential area south of Libb...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
FWP officials address top hunting season questions at Libby gathering

With changes affecting this year’s hunting regulations, local game wardens held an open meeting on the eve of the big game general season last week.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Knotty Pine project moving ahead

U.S. Forest Service officials are moving ahead with a local project that came under fire earlier this year after becoming the subject of rampant misinformati...