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Welcome to FWP Region 2

Northern Rocky Mountain peaks reaching above 10,000 feet and valley trout streams stretching over 1,500 miles define the character of west-central Montana's administrative Region 2.

Over 62% of the region is public land, offering a variety of recreational opportunities to area residents and visitors. Deer, elk, moose, sheep, black bears, and goats inhabit the region, providing a diversity of hunting opportunities. Seventy-two regional fishing access sites serve as gateways to fishing, white-water rafting, floating, and kayaking on the Blackfoot, Clark Fork, and Bitterroot Rivers, while 170 public lakes and reservoirs dot the region and offer additional fishing holes and boating spots.

Region 2 is also home to eleven unique state parks offering opportunities to view wildlife, launch a boat, cast a line, or explore the region's history. Visitors to Granite Ghost Town State Park can relive the history of a silver-mining boom town, Traveler's Rest State Park offers a glimpse into a Lewis and Clark Expedition resting spot, and Salmon Lake recreationists can watch for wildlife, fish, picnic, launch a boat, or water-ski in a woodland setting.

A large, growing urban center for Montana, Region 2 has over 18% of the state's population and only 7% of Montana's land and water area. The region's largest community,Missoula, sits on the banks of the Clark Fork River and is home to the University of Montana.

Recent Region 2 News

Trapper Ed Class Set for April 6 in Missoula

Fri Mar 15 15:22:16 MDT 2019

A trapper education class is planned for Missoula on Saturday, April 6 from 8:30am to 5pm at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 2 Office (3201 Spurgin Road).

(Region 2 - Education)

Moose Reported in Rattlesnake Area; Residents and Walkers Urged to use Caution

Tue Mar 05 16:14:50 MST 2019

A cow and calf moose have been reported in several parks in Missoula’s Rattlesnake neighborhood over the past week, and people are urged to use extra caution. Missoula City and County have posted cautionary signs in several locations, and the dirt surface trails in the north end of Greenough Park are temporarily closed for public safety and to give the moose some undisturbed space.

(Region 2 - Fish & Wildlife)

FWP Seeks Input on Threemile Wildlife Management Area Habitat Project

Mon Feb 25 15:32:22 MST 2019

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking input on its proposal to thin trees to improve wildlife habitat and forest health on portions of Threemile Wildlife Management Area (WMA), northeast of Stevensville in the Bitterroot Valley.

(Region 2 - Fish & Wildlife)