State and federal agencies are asking for help to monitor the spread of this disease. Anyone seeing a dead or sick bat, or group of bats, should not handle them, but rather call a local FWP office for further guidance.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has written a draft environmental impact statement outlining options and their consequences for altering flows out of Fort Peck Dam to imitate spring runoff to urge pallid sturgeon upstream to spawn.
"I have been working long enough in this area that I have been able to see a change in people's tolerance and willingness to coexist with grizzlies," says grizzly bear biologist Tim Manley.
The last Tendoy bighorn herd was introduced in the 1980s, and an outbreak of a pneumonia-causing pathogen caused a mass die-off in the 1990s from which the herd never recovered.
thanks to the work of E. Richard “Dick” Vincent, today Montana and many western states boast healthier and self-sustaining populations of trout.
“We want to protect and enhance this majestic animal that is so dear to our tribes."
The fungus causes several problems, one of which is that it irritates bats, causing them to arouse early from hibernation and search for water and food. It is not known to affect humans, pets, livestock or other wildlife.
Gayle Joslin is one of 13 inductees in the 2020 class of the Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame. Lee Newspapers is highlighting inductees each week in the Montana Untamed section.
For 30,000 years pronghorns have migrated in the fall and winter as they sought out the best places to find nutritious food, give birth, raise their fawns and survive brutal cold, snow, drought and predators.
A new survey of Montanans shows positive attitudes toward grizzly bears and support for the presence of grizzly bears within the state, however acceptance of bear presence in areas closer to residential and agricultural areas is lower than in remote public land areas.
Conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to withhold Endangered Species Act protection from wolverines in the lower 48 states.
Wildlife advocates sued the federal government Tuesday in a bid to force officials to do more to conserve Canada lynx, a snow-loving cat that has struggled to survive in parts of the U.S. West.
Each year in late summer/early fall, chinook salmon travel more than 800 miles back from the ocean to scoop out gravel nests in small streams of the central Idaho wilderness and deposit their eggs.
“To be able to repair a highly degraded primary tributary for the Land of the Giants as the public calls it, it’s not an opportunity that presents itself very often.”
Hunter numbers were down for Montana’s opening weekend of general big game season as a major winter storm brought significant snowfall and frigid temperatures.
Montana's first big game rifle season of the year opens on Saturday with pronghorn hunting.
At the end of the epic 850-mile journey that chinook salmon make from the ocean to the central Idaho wilderness, the fish are beat up, decaying and will soon die.
Dead whitefish were documented last week on several sections of the Yellowstone River by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists, a sobering reminder of a large fish kill on the river during August 2016.
A long-time Montana grizzly bear biologist is no longer with the state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, officials confirmed.
The fungus that causes the deadly bat disease white-nose syndrome has been detected for the first time in Montana.