Outdoors

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

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago

EPA, Teck Resources differ on definition of ‘comprehensive’

The adjectives “comprehensive” and “limited” lean more toward being antonyms than synonyms. The words cropped up...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Eureka fish pond rehabilitation project moves ahead with FWP grant funds

Josh Letcher wasn’t hooked at first on the idea of tapping state and county resources to build a fish pond near Eureka.

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Resisting status as ‘Canada’s settling pond’

One study published last year found elevated levels of selenium in the eggs of mountain whitefish collected from three sites on the Kootenai River downstream...

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Yaak-based Linehan Outfitting wins outfitter award from Orvis

Orvis quoted the rave review of a customer of Linehan Outfitting when the sporting goods retailer announced it had named the Yaak-based business the 2020 Fly...

Updated 1 month ago
Nonresident bear hunting suspended during pandemic

Linehan Outfitting Company booked four black bear hunts in May with nonresidents.

Updated 1 month ago
Georgia landbuyer reaches out to local officials

Lincoln County Commissioner Mark Peck said he has received assurances from the new owners of a massive stretch of northwest Montana that the public will retain access to the timberland.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
530 burn permits issued thus far by county staff

Burn season is underway in the Libby Air Pollution Control District, though weather conditions have not been particularly cooperative.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Southern Pines Plantations to continue block management of former Plum Creek land after sale

The company that purchased 630,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser timberlands in Montana said it fully intends to keep the property in the state’s block management program, which allows hunting and other access to the pub...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Walleyes in Upper Thompson Lake likely from Noxon Reservoir

Scientific analysis determined that two walleyes discovered in Upper Thompson Lake in October were illegally introduced on separate occasions from the Lower Clark Fork reservoir system.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Grizzlies out and about after winter denning

Radio collar signals reveal that at least two male grizzly bears in the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem have left their dens but remain in higher elevations.

Updated 2 months ago
Working for and in one of the world’s ‘wild hearts’

Sandy Compton finds sacred ground in stone cathedrals carved by glaciers, in landscapes of cirques and tarns and scree. Hymns in this wild country rely on pr...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Volunteer trail projects include one in the southern Cabinets

The Montana Wilderness Association plans to host two volunteer trail maintenance projects this summer in northwest Montana, including one in the southern Cabinet Mountains and one in the Swan Range.

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
FWP hunting licenses and permits go digital this year

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced changes this week that will, among other things, require applicants for a special hunting licens...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
FWP officials propose increasing wolf harvest

Many people in northwest Montana harbor strong feelings about gray wolves.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Amongst silent giants

The grove of western red cedars includes ancient specimens that were likely growing around the time the Spanish introduced horses to North America in the ear...