Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Drought News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/drought/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en FWP sites in Prairie County entering Stage I fire restrictions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0205.html At noon on Friday, July 21, Prairie County will enter Stage I fire restrictions. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0205.html 2017-07-21T18:16:00Z All 11 counties in Miles City Fire District to be under fire restrictions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0206.html By the end of this week, all 11 counties in the Miles City Fire District will be under at least Stage I fire restrictions, banning campfires, smoking and other activities in all but a handful of exempted areas. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:26:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0206.html Marla Prell 2017-07-20T19:26:00Z Treasure County entering Stage II fire restrictions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0204.html Effective today at 12:01 a.m., Treasure County entered Stage II fire restrictions. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:59:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0204.html Marla Prell 2017-07-20T15:59:00Z FWP sites in Dawson County entering Stage 1 fire restrictions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0203.html Effective Wednesday, July 19th at 12:01 a.m., Dawson County will enter Stage 1 fire restrictions. Fish, Wildlife & Parks follows the county’s lead in placing fire restrictions on its properties within that county, so campfire and smoking restrictions also will be in place at Black Bridge Fishing Access Site (FAS), Intake Dam FAS, Johnson Reservoir FAS, Stipek FAS, Three Mile Wildlife Management Area (WMA), War Dance Island WMA and Makoshika State Park. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:50:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0203.html Marla Prell 2017-07-18T22:50:00Z Fallon County entering Stage 1 fire restrictions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0202.html Effective July 18th at 12:01 a.m., Fallon County entered Stage 1 fire restrictions. Fish, Wildlife & Parks follows the county’s lead in placing fire restrictions on its properties within that county, so campfire and smoking restrictions also will be in place at South Sandstone Fishing Access Site. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:36:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0202.html Marla Prell 2017-07-18T20:36:00Z Several SW Montana Rivers To See Restrictions Wednesday http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0200.html (BOZEMAN, Mont.)—High water temperatures and low stream flows have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to implement “hoot owl” restrictions on several rivers in Southwest Montana starting Wednesday. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:37:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0200.html 2017-07-18T15:37:17Z FWP restricts campfires at Wheatland County properties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0201.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will ban campfires and restrict smoking and other activities at its fishing access sites and wildlife management area in Wheatland County starting immediately because of wildfire danger. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:59:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0201.html 2017-07-17T16:59:48Z Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Take Effect on FWP Properties in Phillips and Hill Counties, Remain in Other Counties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0199.html In response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires, under the recommendations of county officials, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fishing access sites (FASs) and wildlife management areas (WMAs) are now under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Phillips and Hill counties. Phillips county entered Stage 1 Fire Restrictions as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 11. Hill county will go into Stage 1 beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 14. In addition, in the Region 6 area, Blaine, Garfield, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan and Valley counties remain in Stage 1 restrictions. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:50:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0199.html Marc Kloker 2017-07-13T15:50:39Z FWP sites in Rosebud County entering Stage 1 fire restrictions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0198.html Effective Tuesday, July 18th at 12:00 a.m., Rosebud County will enter Stage 1 fire restrictions. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0198.html Marla Prell 2017-07-13T14:49:00Z FWP Sites in Custer County entering Stage 1 fire restrictions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0197.html Effective Wednesday, July 12 at 12:01 a.m., Custer County will enter Stage 1 fire restrictions. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:45:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0197.html Marla Prell 2017-07-12T14:45:00Z FWP Restricts Fires at Fishing Access Sites in Chouteau County http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0196.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks will ban campfires and restrict smoking and other activities on its fishing access sites in Chouteau County, beginning July 11, 2017, because of wildfire danger. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:18:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0196.html Bruce Auchly 2017-07-12T13:18:43Z FWP sites in Richland County In Stage 1 fire restrictions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0195.html Effective Tuesday, June 13th at 12:00 a.m., Richland County entered into Stage 1 fire restrictions. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:35:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0195.html 2017-07-11T20:35:00Z FWP sites in Powder River County entering Stage 1 fire restrictions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0194.html Effective Tuesday, July 11th at 12:01 p.m., Powder River County will enter Stage 1 fire restrictions. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:32:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0194.html 2017-07-11T20:32:00Z FWP sites in Garfield, Carter County entering Stage 1 fire restrictions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0193.html Effective Friday at 12:01 a.m., Garfield County will enter Stage 1 fire restrictions. Carter County will enter Stage 1 fire restrictions on Friday, June 14 at 12:01 a.m. Fri, 07 Jul 2017 22:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0193.html Marla Prell 2017-07-07T22:25:00Z Warm Flows Prompt "Hoot-Owl" Fishing On Smith And Sun Rivers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0192.html Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has advised anglers on two central Montana rivers that all fishing will close daily from 2 p.m. to midnight, starting Sunday, July 9 until conditions improve. Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:04:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0192.html 2017-07-07T15:04:39Z Treasure County entering Stage 1 fire restrictions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0191.html Effective Friday, July 7th, at 12:01 a.m., Treasure County will enter Stage 1 fire restrictions. Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:58:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0191.html Marla Prell 2017-07-06T18:58:00Z FWP Initiates Stage I Fire Restrictions in Blaine, Roosevelt, Sheridan, and Valley Counties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0189.html GLASGOW — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks initiated a ban of campfires and restricted smoking and other activities at its fishing access sites, wildlife management areas, and State Parks in Sheridan County effective Thursday, June 29, 2017, and in Blaine, Roosevelt, and Valley Counties effective June 30, 2017 due to high wildfire danger. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 22:48:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0189.html 2017-06-30T22:48:12Z Be prepared for fire danger http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0188.html With hot, dry weather bearing down on Montana, campers, hikers and anglers need to be prepared to prevent wildfires statewide. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0188.html 2017-06-27T19:27:00Z Be prepared for fire danger http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0187.html With hot, dry weather bearing down on Montana, campers, hikers and anglers need to be prepared to prevent wildfires statewide. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:56:30 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0187.html 2017-06-27T15:56:30Z No fireworks on FWP property including fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0186.html Visiting a Montana fishing access site on the July 4th is a great idea – just leave the fireworks at home. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:55:50 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0186.html 2017-06-27T15:55:50Z FWP restricts campfires at fishing sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0185.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will ban campfires and restrict smoking and other activities at its fishing access sites in Yellowstone County starting Friday, June 30, 2017, because of wildfire danger. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:45:58 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0185.html 2017-06-27T14:45:58Z Stage 1 Fire Restrictions to be lifted at Medicine Rocks State Park http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0184.html MILES CITY – Effective Friday, September 16 at 10 midnight, campfires and smoking are no longer banned at Medicine Rocks State Park in Carter County, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:39:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0184.html 2016-09-15T17:39:00Z Stage 1 Fire Restrictions lifted at Broadus Bridge FAS http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0183.html Effective Tuesday, September 6 at 10 a.m., campfires and smoking are no longer banned at the Broadus Bridge Fishing Access Site in Powder River County, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0183.html Marla Prell 2016-09-08T14:44:00Z Conditions Force Full Closures on Two SW MT Rivers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0180.html Consistent high water temperatures and low stream flows have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to close two sections of the Big Hole River and the entire Jefferson River to all fishing. FWP is also implementing hoot owl restrictions on the Yellowstone River and reinstituting hoot owl restrictions on the Lower Beaverhead River as well as a section of the Big Hole. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:34:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0180.html Andrea Jones 2016-08-01T20:34:43Z Warm water prompts fishing restrictions on Yellowstone River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0181.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will restrict fishing on parts of the Yellowstone River in south central Montana beginning 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, due to warm and rising water temperatures. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:27:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0181.html 2016-08-01T20:27:41Z