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U of M students head to Polebridge to learn about landscape, community

The Missoulian posted a story, with photo spread, on this year’s Polebridge Field Course. There are a few familiar names and faces . . . A snowshoe hare? A fox? A wolf, maybe? In snowshoes, the students tromped to the … Continue reading

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Polebridge Field Course presentation a big success

Every year, Rick and Suzie Graetz of the University of Montana bring the Polebridge Field Course to the North Fork. For the “field” part, the class spends five days up here, learning about the landscape, the species that live on … Continue reading

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Polebridge Field Course gathering and lecture January 16

For the past ten years, Rick and Suzie Graetz of the University of Montana have brought a group of geography students to the Polebridge area for their Field Course. While they are here, they dedicate one evening to giving a … Continue reading

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Gravel-bed rivers a primary ecological feature in western North American mountains region

Here’s a very interesting study led by Ric Hauer of the University of Montana. Recommended reading . . . Gravel-bed river floodplains are some of the most ecologically important habitats in North America, according to a new study by scientists … Continue reading

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Portraits of Great Landscapes presentation by Rick Graetz, Jan. 18

Here’s a heads-up from NFLA President Randy Kenyon . . . Grab your calendars!  Author, professor, traveler, photographer and raconteur Rick Graetz will be returning again this winter to the North Fork with his University of Montana class.  The highlight … Continue reading

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Larry Wilson: Yellowstone Park slide show lined up for Jan 20

[Updated to correct time for presentation at Sondreson Hall.] This is the seventh year Rick Graetz brings a group of his students to the North Fork and, as usual, he will be giving a presentation at Sondreson Hall. Larry Wilson’s … Continue reading

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“Polebridge Class” draws press coverage

The Daily Inter Lake covered the anual University of Montana “Polebridge Class” with two articles, one of them splashed all over last Sunday’s front page. The lead article talked about the class and how Polebridge “stirred to life” to support … Continue reading

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Larry Wilson: North Forkers to be studied

This week, Larry wraps up the year-end news and discusses the impending arrival of a group from the University of Montana Geography Department . . . Another holiday season is over. On the North Fork, we had a great Christmas … Continue reading

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Four-day trip explores Glacier National Park

This item from the Daily Inter Lake looks pretty interesting . . . Registration is open for “Discovery in the Crown of the Continent: A Glacier National Park Experience,” a four-day excursion Sept. 23-26. Participants will be guided to remote … Continue reading

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Flathead Lake Biological Station holds open house Aug. 2

The University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station is holding an open house on Tuesday, August 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. The open house includes several hands-on activities, demonstration boat trips on the Jessie B and a number of … Continue reading

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