The Big Hole Watershed Committee is urging sportsmen, ranchers, and conservation groups to cooperate as they navigate potentially dry conditions on the river this summer.
The committee, a nonprofit conservation group formed in 1995, includes ranchers, fishing guides, and environmentalists among its members. It released its annual drought management plan shortly before its May 15 meeting in Divide.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed placing Frenchtown’s old paper mill site on the National Priorities List, a step closer to triggering a Superfund cleanup effort.
The former Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. mill has evidence of dioxin, furan, arsenic and manganese contamination on portions of its 3,200-acre grounds.
Fewer cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake could be part of the reason that elk herds migrating out of the park are declining.
Two recently published studies conducted in Yellowstone National Park point to the connectivity between the decline of spawning cutthroat trout from Yellowstone Lake and a resulting shift in grizzly bear diets to elk calves.
All motorized and nonmotorized watercraft entering Yellowstone National Park’s lakes must first pass an aquatic invasive-species inspection as part of the watercraft permitting process.
National Park Service staff will conduct inspections seven days a week for all boats that launch from Bridge Bay, Grant Village and Lewis Lake boat ramps.
Once again, Montana TU will be hosting its Conservation and Fly Fishing School at Georgetown Lake. The camp is open to youth age 11-14.