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Guest opinion: Montana business benefits from federal public lands

The 27 million acres of public lands in Montana lend lifestyle and amenity advantages to communities and small businesses, driving entrepreneurs and outdoorsmen alike. Around 64,000 jobs and countless small, community-oriented businesses thrive thanks to our federally managed public lands, c…

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Groups criticize Montana governor over forest priorities

Groups criticize Montana governor over forest priorities

HELENA — Some conservationists are miffed that they weren't consulted before Gov. Steve Bullock nominated 5.1 million acres of national forest land in western and south-central Montana as top restoration priorities for the U.S Department of Agriculture.

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Bullock identifies 5.1 million acres for restoration

Bullock identifies 5.1 million acres for restoration

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has identified more than 5.1 million acres of national forest land in Montana as top priorities for restoration.

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Guest opinion: Forest Service should consider wilderness in Shoshone

Guest opinion: Forest Service should consider wilderness in Shoshone

The Shoshone National Forest Draft Plan is out for public review, and the Forest Service has not recommended any new wilderness in its Preferred Alternative. The agency specifically cites no more “need” for wilderness in its review and Environmental Impact Statement.

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Grizzly trapping to start in Madison Range

BOZEMAN — Wildlife officials plan to trap grizzly bears in southwestern Montana starting Monday and are warning outdoor enthusiasts to be aware of possible increased bear activity.

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Rehberg, Tester turn border-security bill into political football

Rehberg, Tester turn border-security bill into political football

HELENA — As a fight brews in Washington over a bill giving the U.S. Border Patrol unfettered access on federal lands near international borders, the issue also has become a political football in the campaign between U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Denn…

October 27, 2011 7:02 pm Photos

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Shoshone campground trees to be sprayed

Beginning Tuesday and continuing through the rest of September, most Shoshone National Forest campgrounds will be closed for one to two days to spray insecticides on trees to protect them from bark beetle attack.

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Shoshone Forest plans to close campgrounds

CODY — The Shoshone National Forest plans to close most of its campgrounds for one or two days later this month while workers spray insecticides intended to protect trees from bark beetles.

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Morrison Jeep Trail to open to public on Saturday

The Morrison Jeep Trail in the Shoshone National Forest will open Saturday.

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Beartooth Jeep trail to open for summer

CLARK, Wyo. -- The Morrison Jeep Trail in the Beartooth Mountains is finally set to open for the summer this weekend.

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Snow, washouts, rockslides keep some Shoshone forest roads closed

Heavy snowpack and wet conditions are causing delayed openings and closures to roads in the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming.

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Wet conditions delay opening forest roads

CODY — Officials on the Shoshone National Forest report that heavy snowpack and wet conditions are delaying the opening of many forest roads and forcing others to close.

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Lily Lake campground closed on Beartooth Plateau

The Lily Lake camping area in the Shoshone National Forest on the Beartooth Plateau will open later than usual this year to allow Forest Service crews to remove hazardous trees.

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Fishing clinics for children offered in Cody, Dubois

Young anglers will have a chance to try their luck at fishing and learn about the environment when the Shoshone National Forest participates in two fishing clinics at Cody and Dubois to celebrate National Fishing Week, which is the first week in June.

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Sportsmen's groups urge congressmen to help resolve Cherry Creek Road access

Sportsmen's groups urge congressmen to help resolve Cherry Creek Road access

More than 40 Montana sporting groups have signed a letter sent to Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Denny Rehberg earlier this month urging them to back initiating an eminent domain action on Cherry Creek Road, south of Big Timber.

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Bitterroot National Forest authorities catch vandals

HAMILTON  - Authorities say they have tracked down five teenagers who damaged several picnic tables in the Bitterroot National Forest last month.

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Cody entrepreneurs await permits

CODY — Over the past decade, many Park County entrepreneurs have sought permits from the Shoshone National Forest to help guide residents and tourists with activities like ice climbing, mountain biking and kayaking. But no new permits for such “nontraditional” outdoor recreation activities h…

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Stimulus to fund forest projects

The West Fork of Rock Creek Road, where a fast-moving wildfire last summer forced a rapid evacuation of campers, hikers and cabin owners, will be widened and resurfaced as part of $98 million awarded under the federal stimulus package to national forests across the nation.

March 09, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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