Illegal snowmobile use disturbs wildlife, including lynx and wolverine. Grizzly bear tracks are seen year-round up the North Fork, but they regularly come out of their dens in April, long before the snow melts.
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the USFS map for over snow use (http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5410980.pdf)
and then educate your neighbors and friends. This map is free at USFS offices.
If you observe illegal use, send the Flathead Forest law enforcement agent, Brad Treat, a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The east side of Glacier Park is due for some improvements. From today’s Missoulian . . .
The Many Glacier Valley is as well known for its stunning wildlife viewing opportunities as the Statue of Liberty is for its green patina.
For that reason, Glacier National Park administrators were pleased with the outcome of a recent environmental analysis, which found that a project to improve wildlife viewing vantage points in the Many Glacier area will have no significant impact.
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Posted late yesterday evening to the Missoulian . . .
No park is an island.
That was the message from Whitefish, where governors from Western states met early this week to discuss, among other things, how to protect wildlife and ecosystems that span jurisdictional boundaries.
Montana shares borders with Idaho, and with Wyoming and the Dakotas and with two Canadian provinces, “and wildlife, water and air don’t declare allegiance to any of those borders,” . . .
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