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FWP enrolling new landowners for Block Management

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is enrolling new landowners in Region 7 who are interested in participating in the Block Management Program. Block Management is a cooperative effort between...

 

History Foundation announces 2020 grants

The Montana History Foundation announces its 2020 grant cycle will put $164,800 into 29 historic preservation projects in 27 communities this year. That brings the total funding from the History...

 

Office of Public Instruction, Montana university system announce free ACT opportunities for students

The Office of Public Instruction and Montana University System announced on Tuesday that Montana juniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT free of charge this coming fall semester of their senior year. Normally, current juniors would take...

 

SBA amends disaster declaration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to all Montana small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita...

 

Governor Bullock announces emergency loans now available for small businesses in Montana

On Tuesday, Governor Steve Bullock announced that small businesses across Montana impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are now eligible to apply for emergency loans through the Small Business Administration. “We are monitoring the impacts...

 

Purchase hunting and fishing licenses online

In accordance with guidelines for social distancing related to COVID-19 and to protect the public as well as staff, Fish, Wildlife & Park strongly encourages hunters and anglers to make licensing purchases online at fwp.mt.gov. For those who need...

 

Regional economic development corporations earn go-ahead to continue serving business needs across Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce recently announced that eleven regionally focused economic development centers have earned recertification and will receive funding to continue serving business needs across the state for an additional four years....

 

Montana Grazing Lands education and demonstration project funding available

The Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) is accepting applications for mini-grants and demonstration projects. Demonstration project applications are due April 15, 2020. The mini-grants will provide funding for educational events thro...

 

Tester, Hoeven team up to extend rural health care program

Last week, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) introduced legislation to extend the Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP) until August 2024, a program in ten facilities across Montana, Nevada and North Dakota...

 

FWP recognizes Block Management Program cooperators

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 took the opportunity in February to recognize the important contribution that area landowners make through their participation in the Block Management Program. FWP hosted appreciation dinners in Miles City on...

 

License year began March 1

2020 Montana hunting and fishing licenses will go on sale starting Sunday, March 1 at 5 a.m., and this year people will see some changes to how they can buy general licenses and apply for special...

 

Crop insurance deadline nears

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming that the final date to purchase or make changes to crop insurance on spring-planted crops is March 15. Farmers also need to notify their agent...

 

NRCS sets conservation program funding application cutoff for March 13

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montana has set a March 13, 2020, application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for the next conservation program funding cycle through the Environmental Quality Incentives...

 

License year begins March 1st, other changes for 2020

As the current license year is winding down, hunters and anglers can look for a few immediate changes for the coming year. The new license year starts on March 1st, which means that is the day you can buy your 2020 hunting and fishing licenses and...

 

MHS accepting applications for Centennial Farm and Ranch properties

The Montana Historical Society (MHS) is now accepting applications for the Centennial Farm and Ranch program. New inductees will receive a framed certificate signed by the governor, recognition at the Ag Day ceremony in the State Capitol during the 2...

 

People in Montana warned of new phone scam

People in Montana are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United Kingdom and could be set to hit the United States. CPR Call Blocker, makers of the best-selling call blocking device in the US and the UK, is urging...

 

Mid-Rivers offers $46,000 in scholarships to area students

Mid-Rivers Communications is proud to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Mid-Rivers Fund for Education Scholarship Program. This year, Mid-Rivers is offering $46,000 in scholarship funds for Eastern & Central Montana students. Over the last 20...

 

Town of Ismay approves temporary post office in community center

The town of Ismay has approved plans to put temporary postal boxes in the town’s community center. At a meeting Jan. 20 in the Joe Montana Community Center, the mayor and town officials approved the plans which could allow partial postal service...

 

FWP updates citizen panel on CWD, other topics

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 staff met with its Citizens Advisory Council on Jan. 15, updating members on agency activities and gathering their input on various topics. Seven of the 10...

 

Southwest Montana provides distinctive stories

For the most part, the physical and social geography of Southwest Montana has changed little with the passage of time. Ranching and agriculture are the major lifestyles, and the Bitterroot and...

 

Dove deaths attributed to paramyxovirus

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has had reports from citizens about an unusual number of dead Eurasian collared doves in yards and around neighborhoods this winter. FWP Region 7 submitted some of...

 

Gianforte goes to bat for Minor League Baseball

On Tuesday Congressman Greg Gianforte Tuesday joined a bipartisan group of 65 lawmakers to introduce a resolution urging Major League Baseball (MLB) to maintain the current minor league structure rather than proceed with its plan to eliminate 42...

 

Southwest Montana provides distinctive stories

Fur trappers, followed quickly on the heels of Lewis and Clark into the new frontier. Searching for beaver to satisfy the latest fashion demands of Europeans, they wandered to what would become...

 

Early season weather patterns hit or miss across Montana

After an early-season storm dropped snow in Montana’s high country at the end of September, it seemed like the new 2020 water year was off to a strong start. The wet and cold weather patterns that dominated October boosted snowpack and...

 

Moose stuck on ice for several days, euthanized by FWP

A young bull moose that had been stuck on ice for at least three days on the Missouri River in Richland County had to be dispatched Tuesday by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. “It’s been three days,” said FWP Region 7 Warden Ryan Kasson. “We...

 

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