Despite an early ice-out, prolonged cool water temperatures kept this year’s walleye spawning operation on Fort Peck Reservoir capped at 47 million eggs.
(Region 6 - Fishing - Thu May 31 14:56:00 MDT 2012)
(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is encouraging the public to volunteer at an event and/or visit a state park in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of ‘National Trails Day’ this Saturday, June 2nd.
(Headquarters - State Parks - Thu May 31 12:48:00 MDT 2012)
Missouri Headwaters State Park Summer Speaker Series presentation: A Naturalist in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark by Dr. Stuart Knapp. The speaker series theme is Exploring Nature. (Region 3 - State Parks - Wed May 30 15:37:00 MDT 2012)
Montana's Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed classification of tilapia, an exotic fresh water fish, as a controlled species that may be possessed in Montana only with a Controlled Species Permit issued by FWP. Interest in raising tilapia for food has grown in recent years, but tilapia can become a troublesome invasive species if the fish is released or escapes into the wild. (Headquarters - Commission - Thu May 24 14:56:00 MDT 2012)
A group of agencies have formed a task force to address the invasion of Eurasian Watermilfoil in Beaver Lake, west of Whitefish. A large patch of the exotic weed was found on the bottom of the lake near the boat ramp last fall. Mats, or benthic barriers, were placed on the weeds to limit growth and control further expansion in the lake. (Region 1 - Recreation - Thu May 24 13:56:00 MDT 2012)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host Helena's 2012 Outdoor Fest at Spring Meadow Lake State Park and the Montana Wild Education Center on Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Outdoor Fest is free and open to the public. (Headquarters - Education - Thu May 24 12:50:00 MDT 2012)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host Helena's 2012 Outdoor Fest at Spring Meadow Lake State Park and the Montana Wild Education Center on Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Outdoor Fest is free and open to the public. (Headquarters - Recreation - Thu May 24 12:50:00 MDT 2012)
(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) has approved the final management plan for Cooney State Park located in Roberts, Montana. The final plan focuses on visitor services, operations and maintenance, recreation opportunities, resource conservation, and education efforts for the next decade.
(Region 5 - State Parks - Wed May 23 12:54:00 MDT 2012)
Eight members of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 6 Enforcement Bureau team took first place at a recent shooting marksmanship competition in Helena.
(Region 6 - Enforcement - Wed May 23 11:35:00 MDT 2012)