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The Blackfeet Nation is working to restore bison to the species’ native range, which extends beyond the boundaries of their reservation into Glacier National Park and the nearby Badger-Two Medicine area on National Forest land.
Mike Albans

Most of the 50 people visiting Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park for a workshop this week have never seen a bison. They flew in from as far away as South Africa, Russia and Iran to learn about ways countries can work together to manage wildlife, rivers, reefs and landscapes.

New BLM Policy Aims To Save Migratory Birds

Feb 25, 2016
Missoula will host the annual Montana Audubon Bird Festival, Friday June 3rd through Sunday the 5th.
Flickr user Vitalii Khustochka (CC-BY-NC-2)

The Bureau of Land Management released a new policy today in an effort to decrease hazards to migratory birds. The policy states that all pipes, like fences, signposts, survey markers and vents, must be capped or screened by employees. The BLM estimates that over 100,000 birds could be saved from getting trapped.

'Field Notes:' Deer In The Spotlight

Nov 8, 2015
White-tailed doe.
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As they grazed on the grasses in a small break in the forest, and I held my breath to keep from scaring them off, I realized the white-tailed deer's abundance didn’t take away from their significance.

Courtesey Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent

For the last five years, conservation, cultural, business and political leaders from around Montana, Alberta and British Columbia have been getting together to talk in the annual Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent conference.

This year's conference happens Wednesday - Friday at the University of Montana. Roundtable Executive Coordinator Mary Sexton explains what it's all about.

Excerpt From 'The Science of Open Spaces'

Aug 18, 2015

On a clear day, standing atop a windswept ridge on the southern border of the United States, one can see a hundred miles into Mexico. From the southern horizon, the Sierra Madre range extends north to meet the Rockies along the continent’s spine.

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