Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Drought News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/drought/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Angling Restrictions Lifted on Beaverhead, Big Hole & Jefferson http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0156.html Longer nights, cooler air temperatures and some much needed rain have brought down the water temperature of several southwest Montana river systems. Therefore, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has lifted the angling restrictions on the Beaverhead, Big Hole, and Jefferson rivers effective Thursday. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:14:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0156.html Andrea Jones 2015-07-30T15:14:41Z Fishing Restrictions Begin for Some Blackfoot Tributaries on Thursday http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0155.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) will close fishing between the hours of 2 p.m. and midnight on some tributaries in the Blackfoot drainage beginning Thursday, July 30. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:02:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0155.html 2015-07-29T22:02:06Z Stimson Lumber Company Lands Closed to the Public due to Dry Conditions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0153.html Due to high fire danger, Stimson has decided to close their fee lands, including those covered by the Kootenai Lands Conservation Easement in Troy, to the general public until more favorable conditions return to warrant reopening. Stimpson has posted signs at prominent locations around the property and in local establishments around Troy. The closure goes into effect immediately. Contact FWP Game Warden Phil Kilbreath (291-6539) in Troy for more information. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0153.html 2015-07-21T16:09:00Z FWP to Lift Some Fishing Restrictions on Big Hole River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0152.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public that angling restrictions will be removed on the Upper Big Hole River on July 18, 2015 as a result of cooler weather patterns. Restrictions may be reinstituted if weather warms and water temperatures rise in the coming weeks. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0152.html 2015-07-20T14:21:00Z FWP Continues Monitoring Effort To Help Trout Beat The Heat http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0154.html As Montana creeps into the dog days of summer, state fisheries managers continue to monitor wild and native trout streams that have endured nearly two months of stressful low and warm water conditions. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0154.html 2015-07-17T19:14:00Z Fire Restrictions Take Effect on FWP properties in Blaine, Hill Counties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0150.html In response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fishing access sites (FASs) and wildlife management areas (WMAs) are under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Blaine and Hill counties. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0150.html 2015-07-10T14:04:00Z Additional SW Montana Angling Restrictions Effective Friday (7/10) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0151.html In addition to last week’s “hoot owl” closures on the Jefferson and Big Hole rivers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will also impose “hoot owl” restrictions on a number of southwest Montana rivers as a result of the continued high water temperatures. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 22:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0151.html Andrea Jones 2015-07-09T22:44:00Z Fire Restrictions at FWP Properties in Madison & Jefferson Counties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0149.html Due to the high level of fire danger, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ properties in Madison and Jefferson Counties will go to Stage 1 fire restrictions on Thursday, July 9. The restrictions apply specifically to FWP Fishing Access Sites, Wildlife Management Areas, and State Parks. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 21:36:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0149.html Andrea Jones 2015-07-08T21:36:00Z Alert: Angling Restrictions on Big Hole & Jefferson Effective Friday, July 3 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0148.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to angling restrictions on the Big Hole and Jefferson Rivers effective Friday, July 3 as a result of high water temperatures. Restrictions on other southwest Montana rivers are likely in the near future. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0148.html Andrea Jones 2015-07-02T17:17:00Z Warm Water Prompts "Hoot-Owl" Fishing Restrictions On Blackfoot, Bitterroot and Clark Fork Rivers plus Flint and Silver Bow Creek http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0147.html Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks is advising anglers on the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, and Clark Fork Rivers, and Flint and Silver Bow Creeks that all fishing will close daily from 2 p.m. to midnight until conditions improve. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0147.html 2015-07-02T15:09:00Z Summer Forecast Has FWP Keeping Close Watch On Streams http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0146.html With higher than normal temperatures forecast this summer–and snowpack runoff depleted a month ahead of schedule–Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is gearing up now to protect fish from the life-threatening stress of low flows and elevated water temperatures. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0146.html 2015-06-24T19:24:00Z FWP lifts fire restrictions at fishing access sites in Stillwater, Big Horn counties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0144.html Montana FWP has rescinded campfire restrictions at its fishing access sites in Big Horn and Stillwater counties. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:51:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0144.html 2014-09-09T15:51:12Z Fire restrictions lifted at Carbon County fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0143.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Carbon County. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:06:03 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0143.html 2014-08-28T21:06:03Z Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Dearborn, Smith and Sun Rivers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0142.html Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has lifted fishing restrictions on three central Montana rivers in the wake of recent rains and cooler weather. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:32:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0142.html 2014-08-28T20:32:00Z Fire restrictions lifted at Yellowstone County fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0141.html — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Yellowstone County. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:26:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0141.html 2014-08-25T20:26:21Z Stage I Fire restrictions in effect Beginning August 7 in portions of Sanders and Lake Counties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0145.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region 1 will adopt Stage I Fire Restrictions for all FWP Fishing Access Sites, State Parks, and Wildlife Management Areas within the following counties and Fire Zone Areas: Northwest Zone: Lake County within the Flathead Indian Reservation; and Sanders County within the Missoula Restriction Zone (Lolo National Forest). Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:43:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0145.html 2014-08-20T17:43:49Z Warm Flows Prompt "Hoot-Owl" Fishing On Dearborn, Smith And Sun Rivers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0140.html Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has advised anglers on three central Montana rivers that all fishing will close daily from 2 p.m. to midnight until conditions improve. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:01:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0140.html 2014-08-06T23:01:00Z Stage I Fire restrictions Begin August 7 on West-Central Montana FWP Lands http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0139.html Fishing access sites and wildlife management areas are among the public lands across west-central Montana to go under Stage I fire restrictions beginning Thursday, August 7th at 12:01 a.m. Restrictions apply to all WMAs and FASs in Mineral, Missoula & Ravalli Counties. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:39:02 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0139.html 2014-08-06T21:39:02Z Powder River County Restricts Use of Fire http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0138.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has banned campfires and restricted other fires at its fishing access site in Power River County. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:58:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0138.html Cathy Stewart 2014-08-05T20:58:00Z Treasure County Added to Fire-restricted Areas http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0134.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has banned campfires and restricted other fires at all fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in Treasure county. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:22:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0134.html 2014-07-31T14:22:00Z Stillwater, Treasure counties added to fire-restricted areas http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0137.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has banned campfires and restricted other fires at all fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in Stillwater and Treasure counties. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:13:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0137.html 2014-07-30T19:13:47Z Big Horn County added to list of areas where fires are restricted http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0136.html Big Horn County has been added to the list of areas in south central Montana where campfires are banned in state fishing access sites and wildlife management areas. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:05:01 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0136.html 2014-07-30T12:05:01Z Campfires restricted at Yellowstone, Carbon county sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0135.html — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has banned campfires and restricted other fires at all fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in Yellowstone and Carbon counties. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:12:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0135.html 2014-07-22T22:12:27Z Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Some SW Montana Rivers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0129.html The Big Hole River from Melrose Bridge to Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site will reopen to fishing at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 13, 2013. This section of river was closed August 20 due to low flow concerns in accordance with the Big Hole Drought Management Plan. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:57:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0129.html 2013-09-19T14:57:00Z Fishing Closure Lifted on Blackfoot River and Tributaries http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0128.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks lifted all fishing restrictions on the Blackfoot River and tributaries today. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:07:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0128.html 2013-09-17T21:07:00Z