Montana wildlife officials today hailed the federal decision to remove the bald eagle from the list of threatened and endangered species.
"Montana’s bald eagle population now stretches from border to border, east to west and north to south," said Jeff Hagener, director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. "The Yellowstone River is once again has bald eagle nests along its entire length and eagles are occupying territories that have been vacant for than 200 years. We welcome the decision to delist the bald (Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife - 06/29/2007)
A 10-pounder on 8-pound test monofilament line sounds like a good catch when fishing, but it’s not if the 10-pounder happens to be a Canada goose. In recent weeks, at least two geese at Lake Josephine in Billings’ Riverfront Park got tangled in fishing line and needed to be helped. Therefore Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is reminding anglers to be responsible with discarded fishing line. (Region 5 - Headlines - 06/29/2007)
The Fourth of July often signals the transition from the cooler days of early summer to the steady midsummer heat in Montana. This year appears to be no exception, and hot, dry weather lies ahead in the forecast. Keep yourself fishing longer by wearing lightweight, loose fitting clothing that gives protection from the sun. (Headquarters - Fishing - 06/28/2007)
Beavertail Hill and Salmon Lake State Parks will host special programs Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30. The programs are free and open to the public and will include talks on Mark Twain’s journeys through Montana and Glacial Lake Missoula. (Region 2 - Headlines - 06/26/2007)
Faced with litter, vandalism and growing campfire and off-road vehicle impacts at Newlan Creek Reservoir near White Sulphur Springs, state officials are asking for public comment on two proposals to collect camping fees there. The popularity of the 265-acre reservoir has taxed the ability of Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials to keep up with the growing use and abuse of the surrounding land. (Region 4 - Headlines - 06/26/2007)
Winning posters from the annual Montana State Parks poster contest are now on display at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Headquarters on North Meridian Road in Kalispell. (Region 1 - Headlines - 06/26/2007)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is distributing a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the Lincoln County Sno-Kats for the purpose of grooming previously approved trails on the Kootenai National Forest in Lincoln County. (Region 1 - Headlines - 06/26/2007)