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F&W Commission To Meet In Helena April 9-10

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:43
Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet in Helena April 9-10 for a work session with the Parks and Recreation Board and for its regular business meeting.

FWP Seeks Relocation Proposals For Bison In Quarantine Program

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:54
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking proposals from groups and agencies capable of taking up to approximately 135 disease-free bison to establish new or augment existing bison herds for conservation purposes.

Helicopter Being Used for Some Region 6 Fish Stocking

Montana FWP - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:01
For the first time, the Fort Peck Multi-Species Fish Hatchery will be using one of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks helicopters to stock fingerling rainbow trout to many Region 6 public and private ponds that are opened for public fishing.

USDA publications shine on US Government Bookstore bestseller list

US Forest Service - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:00
The U.S. Government Bookstore, the place where you can buy the 2014 Counterterrorism Calendar for $20 or a loose-leaf copy of the Export Administration Regulation 2013 edition for $199, released its list of best-selling publications for 2013 that includes several items published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Honoring fallen law enforcement heroes in western North Carolina

US Forest Service - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:00
Law-enforcement peers, U.S. Forest Service employees, dignitaries and friends gathered at the McDowell County High School in Marion, N.C. on March 17 to honor Forest Service law enforcement officer Jason Crisp and his K-9 partner, Maros. Among the memorial service attendees were 75 K-9 officers and their partners who paid tribute to both fallen officers.

NORTH CAROLINA - Nantahala & Pisgah NF - Times Announced for Next Plan Revision Session

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:11

The U.S. Forest Service has announced the times for the April 17, 2014, public session to be held as part of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan revision. A discussion on wilderness and special designated areas will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a drop-in session on the Scenery Management System following. If you are interested in participating in the wilderness and/or designated areas discussion,

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Montana and NPS to Develop New Bison Management Plan

Montana FWP - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 09:14
The National Park Service (NPS) and the State of Montana (State) have agreed to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to consider possible changes for managing wild Yellowstone bison and the non-native disease brucellosis.

Hunter And Bowhunter Education Instructors Honored

Montana FWP - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:07
Twenty Helena-area hunter and bowhunter volunteer instructors who taught and certified nearly 650 students in classes across the region last year were recently honored by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

2014 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge - 15 Years of Innovation

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:35

The SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge is an annual snowmobile event where teams build and modify existing snowmobiles and compete in multiple events based on improvements in design, emissions, noise, fuel economy, cold start ability, acceleration, handling, and overall performance.

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COLORADO - BLM - Colorado River Valley FO Releases Proposed RMP and FEIS

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:33

The Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Colorado River Valley Field Office in northwestern Colorado are now available to the public. The document can be found on the Colorado River Valley Field Office website at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/crvfo.html. The plan will provide a framework to guide subsequent management decisions on 505,200 surface acres and 707,200 acres of sub

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COLORADO - BLM - Kremmling FO Proposed RMP and FEIS Available

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 16:25

The Proposed Resource Management Plan (PRMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Kremmling Field Office are now available to the public. The document can be found on the Kremmling Field Office internet site at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/kfo.html. If for some reason you cannot access this site, you may contact the BLM at 970-724-3000 and request a DVD be mailed to you. There are very few hard copies; therefore, if you want to review a hard copy, they will be available at

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UTAH - BLM - Price FO Announces Recreation Planning Meeting

Blue Ribbon Coalition - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 16:09

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office has announced that there will be a recreation planning meeting held at the BLM Price Field Office (125 S 600 W, Price, UT) on Thursday, March 27, 2014, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The agenda for the meeting includes the discussion of current and future recreation projects. Anyone interested in outdoor recreation on BLM managed lands in Carbon and Emery Counties is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Jaydon Mead,

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Backpacking With Kids at Montana Wild April 26

Montana FWP - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:53
Help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act on April 26 at Montana Wild by learning how to take kids backpacking.

Bear and Mountain Lion Awareness at Montana Wild April 24

Montana FWP - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:52
Get bear and lion aware at on April 24 at Montana Wild and learn how to avoid mountain lion and bear encounters and how to keep pets and livestock safe.

Youth Shed Hunt at Montana Wild April 19

Montana FWP - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:49
If you think Easter egg hunts are fun, wait until you try "shed" hunting on April 19 at Montana Wild.

Beginner Fly Casting at Montana Wild April 17

Montana FWP - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:48
Montana Wild will host a free fly casting class with a Federation of Fly Fishers' master certified instructor on April 17 at Spring Meadow Lake State Park in Helena.

Antler Scoring Workshop at Montana Wild April 8

Montana FWP - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:42
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and expert Boone & Crockett official scorer Josh Pallister will offer a free antler-scoring workshop for hunters of all ages on April 8 at Montana Wild.

Minnesota Man Pays $2,070 in Phillips County Elk Hunting Case

Montana FWP - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:21
A Minnesota man has been ordered to pay $2,070 in fines and restitution for allowing his teenage son to illegally kill a 5x5 bull elk in the Larb Hills area of the Missouri River Breaks during the 2013 archery hunting season.

Latest Fort Peck Reservoir Research Findings & Fishing Outlooks Released

Montana FWP - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 09:55
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists say lower Fort Peck Reservoir water levels have had an impact on some fish populations, but benefits are still being realized from good water years in 2008 through 2011.

Secretary’s column: our nation’s wilderness: yours to enjoy and protect

US Forest Service - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 00:00
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. When he signed the Act in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson said, “If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.”
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