Peregrine Falcon…Montana Speed Merchant

One of Montana’s truly spectacular birds, the Peregrine Falcon is a rare sight. Janet and I were lucky to watch an adult bird bring breakfast to its two fledglings high upon the cliffs near Headwaters State Park on the Missouri R. this morning. Lewis and Clark...

Our Local Ranchers Stepping Up.

GREATER YELLOWSTONE ECOSYSTEM Madison Valley group aims to reduce grizzly conflicts DUNCAN ADAMS Montana Standard 16 hrs ago Grizzly bear buffs and ranchers in the Madison Valley share at least one goal — conserving the wide-open landscape required by both the bruins...

Big Hole…Good News and So-So News

Big Hole: Trout numbers better than last year but still below average DUNCAN ADAMS Montana Standard 50 mins ago Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Conservation Technician Lucas Bateman nets a fish while performing an electrofishing survey on the Big Hole River in...

OOOh That Smell!

Mystery snails, pond loaches, trout that glow in the dark. Something rotten at FWP? This is a Dojo Loach…a popular freshwater aquarium fish from Asia. One was found recently in a pond near Bozeman. There are over 10,000 such “ponds” currently in...

Blocked

And of course this is happening right under our noses in the Madison Valley as we speak. RB CONSERVATION  PUBLIC LANDS & WATERS In a Tale as Old as the West, Wealthy Californians Moved to Montana and Blocked Historic River Access A conflict in the state’s...

After The Dam Broke…How Is The Madison Doing?

According to MT FWP Region 3 fisheries biologist Mike Duncan, the kids are alright. Nearly three years later all is calm. all is bright. Well…not a bright as it used to be… but still not bad. Actually, I’m not real clear on the fish numbers. FWP says...