U.S. Senate Committee On Energy and Natural Resources

A bill that would protect 79,000 acres of wilderness in the Blackfoot and Clearwater watersheds has been scheduled for a Senate committee hearing in two weeks.

Yellowstone's Winter Season Begins

Dec 15, 2017
Bison and snowcoaches share the road in Yellowstone National Park.
National Park Service

Motorized over-snow travel in Yellowstone National Park started Friday. Most park roads were closed in early November, and today’s winter opening means many of those roads will now be accessible by snowmobile and snowcoach.

Controversy in recent years about snowmobile use in the park has led to stricter regulations.

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The Bitterroot National Forest’s first, newly updated travel plan in 40 years is facing its first legal challenge.

A coalition of seven multiple-use recreation groups describes their lawsuit as a, "last resort to stop the federal overreach of agencies running roughshod over public lands."

New Campaign Touts Benefits Of Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project
Courtesy Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project

A coalition of Seeley Lake and Ovando-area residents say they’ve developed a plan to both protect and use local public lands. The group’s rebooted its public relations campaign to attract some congressional attention.

Kila Man Killed In Avalanche Near Whitefish

Jan 25, 2016
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A snowmobiler was killed in an avalanche near Whitefish on Saturday. The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office said the victim was a 33-year-old Geoffrey Richard Caldbeck from Kila.