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Archive for date: September 17, 2021

DNRC Director Kaster Provides Update On Sage-Grouse Conservation

With an estimated 18 percent of the total greater sage-grouse population and about 20 percent of the species occupies range in its borders Montana is the northern-most stronghold for greater sage-grouse and is key to the species’ survival. Amanda Kaster Director of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation recently gave an upd...

Local Conservation Groups Seeking Limited Oil & Gas Leasing

President Joe Biden’s pause on oil and gas leases on public lands was overturned, but conservation groups want to ensure the leasing process is limited in scope. The Bureau of Land Management has proposed a lease sale covering more than 6,200 acres in Montana. Aubrey Bertram with Wild Montana says there’s an urgent need to curb carbon emission...

Glacier National Park To Consider Ticketing System For Future Seasons

Glacier National Park reports another busy year with 2,354,475 visitors through August. Visitation parkwide year-to-date through August was 3.8% lower than in 2019. A pilot ticketing system was implemented on Going-to-the Sun Road for the 2021 season to help manage high traffic volumes and park officials will use the information gathered to de...