Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Drought News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/drought/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Fire restrictions lifted at FWP sites in Treasure County http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0270.html Effective Friday, Sept. 21 at 12:01 a.m., Treasure County will rescind its Stage 1 fire restrictions. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:46:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0270.html Marla Prell 2018-09-19T18:46:00Z Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction Lifted on Sun River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0269.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will lift afternoon and evening fishing restrictions Aug. 24 on the Sun River west of Great Falls in the wake of recent cooler water temperatures. Wed, 22 Aug 2018 17:16:51 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0269.html Bruce Auchly 2018-08-22T17:16:51Z FWP sites in Treasure County enter Stage 1 fire restrictions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0268.html Effective Friday, August 17 at 12:01 a.m., Treasure County entered Stage 1 fire restrictions. Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:45:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0268.html Marla Prell 2018-08-20T18:45:00Z Fishtrap Fishing Access Site Use Restrictions in place http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0267.html Use of the Fishtrap Fishing Access Site on the Big Hole River is restricted to walk-in access until further notice. The U.S. Forest Service set up a fire camp at the FAS for the Beaver Creek Fire, which was reported on Aug. 11 and has grown to approximately 1,000 acres. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:35:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0267.html 2018-08-16T19:35:22Z Stage 1 Fire Restrictions to take effect Friday in some parts of Deer Lodge, Jefferson and Beaverhead counties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0266.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will adopt Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for all FWP fishing access sites, state parks and wildlife management units in the Dillon Fire Restriction Area and part of the Helena Fire Restriction Area in Deer Lodge, Jefferson and Beaverhead counties effective Friday, Aug. 17, at 12:01 a.m. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:18:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0266.html 2018-08-15T22:18:55Z FWP restricts access to 2 WMAs due to wildfire http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0265.html The Beartooth Wildlife Management Area is closed due to wildfire activity. Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:02:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0265.html 2018-08-14T15:02:23Z FWP bans fires at its Yellowstone County sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0264.html BILLINGS – Campfires will be banned at all Fish, Wildlife and Parks fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in Yellowstone County starting Aug. 10, 2018, because of fire danger. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 21:30:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0264.html 2018-08-07T21:30:06Z Warm Flows Prompt "Hoot-Owl" Restrictions on Sun River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0263.html Warm water temperatures on the Sun River have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to close fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight daily, starting immediately until conditions improve. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 14:37:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0263.html Bruce Auchly 2018-08-07T14:37:12Z Be prepared for fire danger http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0262.html Despite a wet spring, our more typical hot and dry summer is on the horizon for Montana, so campers, hikers and anglers need to be prepared to prevent wildfires statewide. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 22:10:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0262.html 2018-07-02T22:10:00Z River Access Sites, Council Grove State Park and Blackfoot River Closures Lifted; Some Restrictions Remain http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0235.html Flood waters have receded enough that Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) was able to reopen all west-central Montana fishing access sites (FASs), Council Grove State Park and the Blackfoot River, from Weigh Station to the confluence with the Clark Fork, today. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 22:48:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0235.html 2018-06-04T22:48:33Z Flooding impacts fishing access sites in FWP Region 7 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0259.html Following a Memorial Day weekend of heavy rains and continuing spring runoff, many of the Fishing Access Sites in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 are experiencing some form of flooding. Tue, 29 May 2018 17:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0259.html 2018-05-29T17:47:00Z Flooding restricts fishing access sites to walk-in only http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0258.html High water in south central Montana’s major rivers has prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to restrict 11 fishing access sites to walk-in only. Thu, 24 May 2018 21:27:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0258.html 2018-05-24T21:27:43Z Smith River Drowning Points to Water Danger in the Spring http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0257.html A middle-age Billings man drowned Monday while floating the Smith River about eight miles upstream of the Eden Bridge take out, south of Great Falls. Tue, 22 May 2018 18:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0257.html Bruce Auchly 2018-05-22T18:53:00Z Dunes FAS Closed Due to High Water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0256.html The Dunes Fishing Access Site on the Missouri River south of Great Falls and just upstream of the town of Ulm has been closed due to high water. Tue, 22 May 2018 00:26:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0256.html Bruce Auchly 2018-05-22T00:26:42Z Sun River FAS Closed Due to High Water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0255.html Medicine River Fishing Access Site on the Sun River just downstream of the town of Sun River has been closed due to high water. Fri, 18 May 2018 19:47:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0255.html Bruce Auchly 2018-05-18T19:47:41Z Clark Fork River Closed from Reserve Street to Kona Bridge http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0213.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) closed the Clark Fork River to all recreation today, from Reserve Street Bridge in Missoula to Kona Bridge, due to dangers caused by downed power lines in the river and high-water levels full of hazardous debris. Mon, 14 May 2018 20:49:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0213.html 2018-05-14T20:49:33Z Blackfoot River Closure from Weigh Station to Clark Fork Confluence Extended http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0254.html The Blackfoot River, from Weigh Station Fishing Access Site to the confluence with the Clark Fork River, will not open this Saturday, May 12 as originally planned. Fri, 11 May 2018 19:26:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0254.html 2018-05-11T19:26:09Z High Water Prompts Closure and Limited Access to Many Western Montana River Access Sites, Council Grove State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0248.html Due to extremely high water, flood conditions and associated public safety concerns, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) closed many fishing access sites (FASs) around west-central Montana today under the direction of the Incident Command for the Missoula flood. Closed sites along the Clark Fork River include Sha-Ron, Kelly Island (all access points), Kona, Deep Creek, and Harpers Bridge FASs, and Council Grove State Park. Thu, 10 May 2018 22:57:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0248.html 2018-05-10T22:57:17Z High Water Prompts Closure and Limited Access to Many Western Montana River Access Sites, Council Grove State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0261.html Due to extremely high water, flood conditions and associated public safety concerns, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) closed many fishing access sites (FASs) around west-central Montana today under the direction of the Incident Command for the Missoula flood. Closed sites along the Clark Fork River include Sha-Ron, Kelly Island (all access points), Kona, Deep Creek, and Harpers Bridge FASs, and Council Grove State Park. Thu, 10 May 2018 22:57:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0261.html 2018-05-10T22:57:17Z Missouri River FAS Closed Due to High Water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0253.html Mid Canon Fishing Access Site on the Missouri River about halfway between Helena and Great Falls has been closed due to high water. Thu, 10 May 2018 17:11:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0253.html Bruce Auchly 2018-05-10T17:11:26Z Selway Bridge FAS Closed As Construction Project Begins http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0260.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has begun development of a new Fishing Access Site on the Beaverhead River adjacent to the Selway Bridge. Work at the site is anticipated to be complete by June 1, 2018. Thu, 10 May 2018 16:51:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0260.html Andrea Jones 2018-05-10T16:51:27Z Limited Entry at Many Western Montana Fishing Access Sites Due to High Water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0249.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) closed the gates or created temporary barriers at many fishing access sites (FASs) this week due to high water and flood conditions around west-central Montana. Tue, 08 May 2018 21:01:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0249.html 2018-05-08T21:01:27Z Limited Entry at Fishing Access Sites Due to High Water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0250.html Kalispell, MT — Vehicle access is temporarily limited at certain fishing access sites in the Flathead Valley due to high water. Mon, 07 May 2018 22:23:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0250.html 2018-05-07T22:23:08Z Blackfoot-Clearwater WMA Opening Delayed Until June 1 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0247.html The Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will open at noon on Friday, June 1 this year, instead of the regularly scheduled opening of May 15. Mon, 07 May 2018 18:50:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0247.html 2018-05-07T18:50:56Z Blackfoot River Closed from Weigh Station to Clark Fork Confluence Until May 12 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0251.html The Blackfoot River, from Weigh Station Fishing Access Site (FAS) to the confluence with the Clark Fork River, is closed until Saturday, May 12 for safety while reconstruction work continues on the Interstate 90 bridges. The river is closed to all usage, such as floating, swimming, wading and fishing. Mon, 30 Apr 2018 21:45:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0251.html 2018-04-30T21:45:08Z