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Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Season Opens May 1

Montana FWP - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 17:13
This year’s Montana paddlefish seasons will again kick off on May 1 with the opening of the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton downstream to Fort Peck Dam.

ALASKA - Chugach National Forest - Forest Plan Revision Meetings Announced

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 16:38

The public is invited to join Chugach National Forest officials at a series of upcoming public meetings. Forest Service staff will share and discuss the work that has taken place during the current forest plan revision process, including sharing preliminary needs to change and highlighting what's staying the same. Additionally staff will share the next steps in the process, including the release and public scoping for the proposed revised forest plan in fall 2015.

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Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Spring Workshops

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:50
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program (BOW) is sponsoring several workshops this spring and summer.

Bowhunter Education Class Offered in Glasgow

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:10
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Bowhunter Education dates have been set for the second course offered in Glasgow.

FWP Citizen Advisory Committee Meets on April 27

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:26
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region One Citizen Advisory Committee will meet on Monday, April 27 (Public meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.) at the Region One FWP Headquarters on North Meridian Road in Kalispell. At the meeting committee members will hear updates from FWP managers, and pass along advice on current issues.

Clearwater Settlement Approved - Recreation Groups Declare Victory On Recommended Wilderness Claims

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:29
Image:  Contact:  Paul Turcke, Esq.

BOISE, ID (April 21, 2015)--A federal court has accepted the settlement agreement that resolves a lawsuit claiming that the Clearwater National Forest illegally closed recommended wilderness areas (RWA) to motorized use. The agreement, between the Forest Service and lawyers for the Idaho State Snowmobile Association and BlueRibbon Coalition, requires the agency to conduct a new analysis and issue a new decision to evaluate "motorized and over snow access management" in the areas.

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April 2015 eNews

United Four Wheel Drive Association - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 23:44
UFWDA online magazine.  NM Governor Fails to Stop Trail Safety Fund Raid Help fund the TV mini-series “Jeep/American Bantam”  Bipartisan Bill Introduced To Reopen Clear Creek For Off-Highway Vehicles Join Tread Lightly! for a Restoration for Recreation project on May … Continue reading →

Send Support Letters For H.R. 1838-Let's Reopen Clear Creek

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:20

On April 16, California Representatives David G. Valadao (CA-21), Sam Farr (CA-21), and Jeff Denham (CA-10) introduced H.R. 1838, the Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act, to direct the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reopen the 75,000 acre Clear Creek Management Area in San Benito and Fresno counties for recreational use, including access for off-road vehicles. Additionally, the legislation would protect approximately 21,000 acres of BLM land adjacent to Clear Creek as the Joaquin

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UTAH - BLM Price Announces Draft EA For Potential Trail System In The Wood Hill Area

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:41

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office (PFO) has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to potentially designate a mountain bike trail system in the Wood Hill Area north of Price, Utah. Please review the EA and send your comments to Matt Blocker at mblocker@blm.gov or call 435-636-3631. You can find the EA online at https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/files/DRAFT_wood_hill_EA.pdf, or on the Utah Environ

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Introductory Fly Fishing Casting at Montana WILD - May 28

Montana FWP - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 09:55
An introductory fly-casting class will be taught by Federation of Fly Fishers' Master Casting Instructor Matt Wilhelm at Spring Meadow Lake State Park on May 28.

"Screen Free" Night at Montana WILD - April 30

Montana FWP - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 09:54
Put your phone away, turn off your TV and computer and take a walk on the wild side. Be a part of Montana WILD and Helena School District’s Screen Free Week.

Bighorn Sheep Die-Off Prompts Second Hunting District Closure

Montana FWP - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:36
Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission today closed another bighorn sheep hunting district, this one north of Plains in northwestern Montana, due to a suspected disease-related die-off.

Shooting Range Development Grant Deadline Nears

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:35
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds shooting range enthusiasts that the deadline to apply for range development grants is May 1.

MyFWP Offers One-Stop-Shop For News, Hunter And Angler Information

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:32
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks's website serves up easy-to-find information for hunters and anglers and allows anyone to subscribe to hunting and fishing news—all packaged in one place for quick and easy access.

Youth Trapper Camp Offered In June

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:31
The 2015 Youth Trapper Camp is accepting applications.

Fish & Wildlife Commission Seeks Comment On Goat, Lion Adjustments

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:10
The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on upcoming hunting season adjustments for Rocky Mountain goat and mountain lion.

FWP Seeks Ideas From Anglers For 2016-19 Fishing Regulations

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:04
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments from anglers and others on ideas that could result in future changes and improvements to Montana's fishing regulations.

Fish & Wildlife Commission Seeks Comment On Youth Fishing-Contest Rules

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:59
Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on rule modifications to allow youth 14 and younger to participate in fishing contests for brook trout in rivers and streams.

Bighorn Sheep Die-Off Prompts Conference Call To Close Another Hunting District

Montana FWP - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:58
Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet via a telephone conference call Monday, April 20 at 8:30 a.m. to consider a second emergency closure of a bighorn sheep hunting district for the upcoming fall season.

Bipartisan Bill Introduced To Reopen Clear Creek For Off-Highway Vehicles

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:21
Image:  Contact:  Don Amador, BRC Western Representative

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 17, 2015) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition, a national trail-based recreation group, applauds Congressman Sam Farr (D-Salinas) and Congressman David Valadao (R-Coalinga), and Congressman Jeff Denham (R- Modesto)  for reintroducing the Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act of 2015 (H.R. 1838).  The bill would reopen the 75,000 acre Clear Creek Management Area to OHV recreation and other multiple-uses. In addition, the proposal would designate about 21,000 acres nearby as the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness.

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