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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 3 hours, 53 minutes ago

State takes aim at scents, lures in CWD fight

In an effort to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is poised to curb ...

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Chronic wasting disease test developed by scientists

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Scientists have developed a new way to test live animals for chronic wasting disease that holds promise for one day detecting the illness in the wild.

Updated 2 months ago
Wildlife management plan stuck in limbo

Libby officials are tentatively planning a meeting with FWP representatives to finish hashing out the city’s wildlife management plan.

Updated 2 months ago
Forest Service projects waiting in the wings

U.S. Forest Service officials are continuing work on a slate of projects designed to increase local timber harvests in the coming years.

Updated 2 months ago
Officials: Yellowstone-area grizzly bear deaths up from 2019

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana state report made public this week showed that grizzly bear deaths in parts of Yellowstone National Park increased last year and were higher than the 10-year average, wildlife offi...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Rabbit Tracts partnership receives approval

State officials have approved a local forest management project, which aims to build a partnership between private landowners and county, state and federal o...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Officials seek funding to weed out invasive plant species

Local experts say they have a shot at nipping the spread of an invasive weed in the bud, but they need financial backing from the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
FWP looking to hire at area parks

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are looking for full- and part-time hires at several Flathead Valley parks.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Study: Grizzlies should stay on endangered species list

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is recommending no change to the current listed status of the grizzly bear in the lower 48 states as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, following the completion of a f...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Teck fined $60 million for polluting Koocanusa tributary

A Canadian coal mining company faces $60 million in fines after pleading guilty to polluting a tributary of Lake Koocanusa and the Kootenai River.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Flower Creek watershed report nears completion

Without the Flower Creek watershed, there is no City of Libby.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Rescue teams turn up missing outdoorsman

Following a day of search and rescue operations, on March 24 authorities found a missing Libby man who disappeared in the brush with his dog earlier this week.

Updated 3 months ago
Longtime game warden reflects on career in Lincoln County

After longtime game warden Tamie Laverdure-Fitchett reinjured her back a few years ago, a doctor advised her to consider a change in career or, at the very l...

Updated 3 months ago
Forest officials eye potential projects

The Kootenai National Forest is set to receive another boost in federal funding courtesy of the Great American Outdoors Act.

Updated 3 months ago
'Bear aware' season is in full swing

With the onset of spring comes an uptick in wildlife activity in northwest Montana.

Updated 3 months ago
Seepage near Libby Creek nonhazardous, officials say

Recreationalists walking the trail along Libby Creek were alarmed to find an orange-colored substance seeping into the stream in January, though officials ha...