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Former Montana FWP Director Makes Her Case To Lead U.S. Service

Martha Williams is President Biden’s nominee to direct the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. With ties to Montana she has garnered the support from the state’ Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester. Wednesday she appeared before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works which is considering her nomination. https://northernbroadcasting....

Hunting Season For Geese Could Be Extended Into Spring

Under a proposal, Montana could join other states in allowing hunters to take snow and Ross’s geese in the springtime. Tom Kuglin deputy editor of Lee Newspaper’s State Bureau reports the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission is considering such a hunt in the eastern part of the state that includes the Central Flyway and is asking for the publi...

Former Montana Director Nominated To U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Martha Williams the former director of Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks was nominated Thursday by President Joe Biden to lead the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She was appointed shortly after Biden’s inauguration to her current deputy position before Thursday’s nomination to serve in the vacant director’s post. Williams will face a future con...

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Working On Restoring Bison Range

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 signed by President Donald Trump restored ownership of the Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the tribes are working through new management of the Bison Range and the wildlife refuges between St. Ignatius and Ronan. The Bison Range f...

Formal Letter Sent Requesting Government Protection For Gray Wolves

Wildlife advocates petitioned federal officials Thursday to restore federal protections for gray wolves throughout the U.S. West. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is supposed to respond within 90 days on whether there is enough information for a potential listing under the Endangered Species Act. Idaho and Montana passed laws intended to dra...

MSU-Northern Chancellor Discusses COVID Response

Investigators looking into a fish kill along the lower Madison River haven’t seen more dead fish since hundreds were found in the river last week. Dead and dying fish were taken to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lab in Bozeman for testing but it wasn’t complete Wednesday. In 2016 thousands of fish died over a weeks-long period along ...