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Curious bears investigate a bear trap in Glacier National Park. (NPS Photo)
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Grizzly Bear Monitoring Continues in Glacier National Par

Visitors Asked to Respect Bear Traps and Be “Bear Aware” in Park
 
WEST GLACIER, MT – A long-term interagency program to monitor grizzly bear population trends in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem will continue at Glacier National Park this year...

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Flathead National Forest Announces Spring Prescribed Fire Projects

Kalispell, MT, March 22nd- The Flathead National Forest is planning to conduct spring prescribed fire projects, when weather, fuel conditions, and air quality become favorable...

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USFS Reminds Hunters to Avoid Feeding the Bears

Keep Yourself Safe and Avoid Bear Encounters
 
KALISPELL, MT – October 20, 2015--With the general deer and elk rifle season opening on October 24, hunters and other recreationists are reminded to properly store game meat, food, livestock feed, garbage, and all other attractants in a bear-resistant manner...

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Sheep Mountain Fire Still Active, May Impact Hunting

The unusually dry, warm and windy weather that the Rocky Mountain Front has experienced so far this fall has kept the Moose Ridge and Sheep Mountain fires active...

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Fall Roadwork in Glacier National Park

Visitors should anticipate minor traffic delays
 
WEST GLACIER, MT.  – Going-to-the-Sun Road construction is ongoing and will continue this fall on the east side of Glacier National Park...

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A black bear checks for "snacks" at a garbage can. (NPS Photo)
A black bear checks for "snacks" at a garbage can. (NPS Photo)
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GNP: Food-Conditioned Black Bear Removed

Reminders About Recreating and Living in Bear Country

WEST GLACIER, MONT.  – Glacier National Park Rangers removed a food-conditioned black bear from the population on Thursday, September 17 near Lake McDonald Lodge...

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UM Professors Work with NASA to Examine Climate Change Impacts

MISSOULA – As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change, NASA has begun a multiyear field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada, such as the thawing of permafrost, wildfires and changes to wildlife habitats...

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Firefighters roll up some of the miles of hoses used to battle the Sheep Fire, which was stopped less than a mile from Essex.  (Photo Jonathon Moor)
Firefighters roll up some of the miles of hoses used to battle the Sheep Fire, which was stopped less than a mile from Essex. (Photo Jonathon Moor)
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Fire Fighters Wrapping Up Work on the Sheep, Granite and Thompson Fires.

The Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team Leach (named for incident commander Irv Leach) has issued its final public report on the Thompson-Divide Wildfire Complex:

The Thompson-Divide Complex consists of the Sheep and Granite Fires in the Flathead National Forest and the Thompson Fire in Glacier National Park...

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Contractors use logging equipment to remove excess fuels from the county park in Essex, MT, Aug. 31, 2015, about half a mile north of the Sheep Fire. (Photo Jonathan Moor)
Contractors use logging equipment to remove excess fuels from the county park in Essex, MT, Aug. 31, 2015, about half a mile north of the Sheep Fire. (Photo Jonathan Moor)
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Sheep Fire Update 9-1-15 8:30am

The Sheep Fire is on the Flathead National Forest and burning in very steep terrain with limited access. The fire gained just 1 acre yesterday, and is now estimated at 2,102 acres, with the leading edge about 1 mile south of Essex and about 1/8 mile from the train tracks between Tank Creek and McDonald Creek...

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USFS Map 2015_08_30-15.09.00.092-CDT - Click on map for full size image.
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Spotted Eagle Fire Update 8-31-15 Noon

More than a hundred local volunteer firefighters and the Montana National Guard are working with Blackfeet fire crews and a federal HotShots team to protect homes along the Rocky Mountain Front from the Spotted Eagle Eagle Fire, which is burning in timber and grassland on the southwest corner of the Blackfeet Reservation and in western Pondera County...

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USFS Map of the Spotted Eagle Fire 8-30-2015 (USFS Image)
USFS Map of the Spotted Eagle Fire 8-30-2015 (USFS Image)
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Spotted Eagle Fire Update 8-31-15 9:00am – Evacuation Order Remains in Effect for Heart Butte

Ten volunteer fire departments and the Montana National Guard are assisting Blackfeet firefighters in the battle to stop the Spotted Eagle Wildfire, after fierce winds caused the fire to quickly expand from 200 acres early Friday (8/28) to nearly 50,000 acres by Friday evening...

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Essex Evacuation Ends, Hwy 2 Opens Monday Morning

The Glacier County and Flathead County Disaster Emergency Services have notified KSEN/K96 that US-2 will be reopened Monday morning, August 31st, at 6:00am...

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