Montana Trout Unlimited http://mtpr.org en Trout Unlimited offers $10,000 to stem illegal fish introductions http://mtpr.org/post/trout-unlimited-offers-10000-stem-illegal-fish-introductions <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Montana Chapter of Trout Unlimited announced plans this week to offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who illegally introduce fish species into the state&rsquo;s waters, something wildlife officials say is on the rise.</span></p><p>&quot;It is one of the most irresponsible things that somebody could do to Montana&#39;s fisheries,&quot; said Mark Aagenes, Montana TU Conservation Director.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:41:19 +0000 Dan Boyce 9716 at http://mtpr.org Trout Unlimited offers $10,000 to stem illegal fish introductions CSKT tribal water compact a good deal for Montana http://mtpr.org/post/cskt-tribal-water-compact-good-deal-montana <p> Never underestimate the ability of fire-breathing propaganda to tie good natural resource policy in knots -- even when the misinformation operates against the very interests it purports to defend.</p><p></p><p> Good policy is exactly what the proposed water compact between the State of Montana and Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes represents. However, thanks to extremist opponents – and some otherwise reasonable non-tribal irrigators scared by fear mongering -- the Compact, years in the works, was high-centered at the last Montana Legislature, a necessary stop for its ratification.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:53:54 +0000 Bruce Farling 5057 at http://mtpr.org Bridge easement lawsuit could impact MT’s stream access law http://mtpr.org/post/bridge-easement-lawsuit-could-impact-mt-s-stream-access-law-0 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(55, 55, 55); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">A lawsuit concerning a bridge on a county road could lead to major impacts on Montana’s stream access law in a&nbsp;case pitting private property advocates against prominent public access groups.</span></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:23:49 +0000 Dan Boyce 2728 at http://mtpr.org Bridge easement lawsuit could impact MT’s stream access law