Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Drought News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/drought/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en 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 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 Complete Fishing Closure Begins Thursday on Blackfoot River and Tributaries http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0133.html In an effort to protect fish from the stress of low stream flows, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will impose a complete closure to fishing on the Blackfoot River and its important bull trout tributaries effective Thursday, Sept. 5. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0133.html 2013-09-04T15:17:00Z Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Bitterroot http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0132.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is lifting fishing restrictions immediately on the Bitterroot River, making it the second river this week in western Montana to be relieved of restrictions. FWP lifted drought-related restrictions on the Clark Fork on Aug. 28. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 22:51:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0132.html 2013-08-30T22:51:00Z Fish Creek WMA Reopened After Nemote Fire Contained http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0131.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reopened Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area to the public today, after fire crews reported 100% containment of the Nemote fire that was burning on the property. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0131.html 2013-08-29T17:15:00Z Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Clark Fork River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0130.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is lifting fishing restrictions immediately on the Clark Fork River. Water temperatures are holding below 70 degrees, and weather conditions have moderated enough that further restrictions are not likely. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:11:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0130.html 2013-08-29T17:11:00Z Nemote Fire Forces Closure on Portion of Fish Creek WMA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0127.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks closed today the portion of Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located north of Interstate 90 due to danger from the Nemote Fire. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:15:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0127.html 2013-08-26T22:15:00Z Fishing Restrictions Begin for Critical Bull Trout Tributaries in Blackfoot http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0126.html Faced with elevated water temperatures and declining flows, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) will close fishing between the hours of 2 p.m. and midnight on important bull trout streams in the Blackfoot drainage beginning Friday, Aug. 23. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:19:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0126.html 2013-08-26T21:19:00Z Clark Fork River and all Fishing Access Sites Reopened http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0125.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reopened today an eight-mile stretch of the Clark Fork River and two Fishing Access Sites (FASs) that were closed last week due to danger from the West Mullan Fire. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 00:36:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0125.html 2013-07-27T00:36:00Z Big Eddy Fishing Access Site on Clark Fork River Reopened http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0124.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) reopened Big Eddy Fishing Access Site on the Clark Fork River near the town of Superior. The site has been closed for public safety related to the West Mullan Fire. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:06:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0124.html 2013-07-25T17:06:00Z Fishing Restricted to Coolest Part of the Day on Parts of Bitterroot, Clark Fork http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0123.html In an effort to protect fish from the stress of low stream flows and high water temperatures, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will prohibit fishing from 2p.m. until midnight on parts of the Clark Fork and all of the Bitterroot Rivers, excluding the East and West Forks, beginning Thursday, July 25. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 23:41:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0123.html 2013-07-23T23:41:00Z Low, Warm Water Prompts Fishing Restrictions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0122.html Consistent high water temperatures and low stream flows have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials to close portions of two southwest Montana rivers to fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight daily beginning Monday, July 22 until conditions improve. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:55:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0122.html 2013-07-19T16:55:00Z Clark Fork River Closure Extended Downstream and Fishing Access Sites Closed due to West Mullan Fire http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0121.html Clark Fork River Closure Extended Downstream and Fishing Access Sites Closed due to West Mullan Fire Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:31:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0121.html 2013-07-18T21:31:00Z Emergency closure for a stretch of the Clark Fork river near Superior. http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0106.html Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks is closing a stretch of the Clark Fork River due to West Mullan Fire Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:57:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0106.html 2013-07-16T14:57:00Z Fire Restrictions Lifted at Region 3 Properties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0120.html At 12:01 a.m. today, fire restrictions at all FWP properties in Region 3 were lifted – this includes fishing access sites, wildlife management areas, and Montana State Parks. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0120.html 2012-10-17T16:14:00Z Early Hunting Season Fire Safety http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0119.html It's hot, it's dry and wildfire prevention must be the top priority for all early season hunters in Montana. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0119.html 2012-08-24T17:25:00Z Wildfire Closes Beartooth WMA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0118.html A wildfire near the Beartooth Wildlife Management Area has led Fish, Wildlife and Parks on Wednesday to close the popular area over a concern for public safety. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:32:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0118.html 2012-08-22T21:32:00Z Jefferson River Streamflow Drops; Restrictions Possible http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0117.html Given a considerable decline in Jefferson River streamflow over the past week, the Jefferson River Watershed Council is alerting anglers and water users that conservation measures may be forthcoming. Possible measures are detailed in the Jefferson River Drought Management Plan (created in 1999 to assist water users and anglers in dealing with severe water shortages). Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0117.html 2012-08-06T22:28:00Z Beware Of Fire Danger http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0116.html With more than 30 Montana counties under official fire restrictions, recreationists need to be prepared to prevent wildfires statewide. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:55:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0116.html 2012-07-27T14:55:00Z Warm Flows Prompt "Hoot-Owl" Fishing On Dearborn, Smith And Sun Rivers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0115.html With the effects of extended hot, dry weather, Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks today advised anglers on three central Montana rivers that all fishing would close daily from 2 p.m. to midnight until conditions improve. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0115.html 2012-07-25T22:20:00Z Encouraging News for Hunters Heading to Custer National Forest this Fall http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0114.html Summer 2012 brought large fires that burned through the Ashland Ranger District of Custer National Forest; however there is encouraging news for those planning to hunt the area this fall. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0114.html 2012-07-18T19:44:00Z Current Fire Restrictions Listing for Region 7--as of 7/17/12 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0113.html Almost all of the counties in FWP Region 7 are currently under some level of fire restrictions. Many BLM recreation areas in the Miles City-area, as well as most of the Custer National Forest are also experiencing fire restrictions. For a current list of counties and areas affected, please check here. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0113.html 2012-07-17T19:02:00Z BLM Closes Several Recreation Areas in Miles City-area http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0112.html The BLM Miles City Field Office has issued Fire Closure Orders closing three areas to public use due to current extreme fire conditions. The Closure Orders are intended to protect property and resources from human caused fire starts. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 14:19:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0112.html 2012-07-05T14:19:00Z FWP further restricts fires in south central Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0111.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has added restrictions, including a ban on campfires, to its properties in south central Montana to address extreme and deteriorating wildfire conditions. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/drought/nr_0111.html 2012-06-29T16:44:00Z