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Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument

Crews pull invasive plant along Missouri River

Crews pull invasive plant along Missouri River

A seek-and-destroy mission against salt cedar in the Missouri Breaks this summer resulted in more than 120 miles of riverfront and other areas hiked and the removal of nearly 500 salt cedar plants.

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Good habitat

Good habitat

Elk are thriving north of the Missouri River in Fish Wildlife and Parks’ Region 6 management area.

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Sheltering branches

Sheltering branches

The cottonwood trees found along the Missouri Breaks are plains cottonwoods. The trees are found from northern Canada to Texas along streams and rivers.

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Cottonwood trees have tough time taking root in Missouri River Breaks

Cottonwood trees have tough time taking root in Missouri River Breaks

The odds are against cottonwood seedlings that sprout along the Missouri River in the badlands of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Seeking shelter

Seeking shelter

Cottonwood trees provide shelter, firewood and shade at campsites along the Missouri River, not to mention a lush view of emerald green in a dry landscape.

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Ice scar

Ice scar

A large scar on a cottonwood tree is from river ice pushed up onto the banks during spring breakup. The large chunks of ice also kill many young trees.

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Seedling

Seedling

Cottonwood seedlings have a one in a million chance of surviving their first year along the Missouri River in the monument.

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Cottonwood corridor

Cottonwood corridor

Cottonwood trees along the 149-mile stretch of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument have a tough time getting established and growing, with multiple factors conspiring against them. Despite such challenges, the trees for now are holding their own.

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BLM proposes prescribed burning along Missouri River

The Bureau of Land Management is taking comments on a proposal to use prescribed fires across more than 3,300 acres of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in Blaine County this spring.

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Slide, washout close monument roads

Slide, washout close monument roads

Portions of Lower Two Calf and Woodhawk Crossing roads in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument have been closed following flooding and a landslide.

August 14, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Road hazard

Road hazard

A landslide has made the Lower Two Calf Road in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument impassable.

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Court: BLM must survey roads, airstrips in Breaks

Court: BLM must survey roads, airstrips in Breaks

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the government must closely examine roads, airstrips and other travel routes in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument to prevent potential damage to cultural and historical properties.

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Appeals court: BLM must consider more grazing plans

GREAT FALLS — The Bureau of Land Management must consider a wider range of grazing alternatives, including some that provide more protections for public land, when it reviews permits in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.

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Pioneer volunteer wins national award

Pioneer volunteer wins national award

The work year starts when the ice breaks up on the Missouri River and ends when winter returns.

May 25, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Meetings start Thursday on Missouri Breaks water compact

Meetings start Thursday on Missouri Breaks water compact

Following a summer that has seen a shortage of water in Eastern Montana, three government agencies will meet this week to present and finalize their water agreements.

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Fire burns in Missouri Breaks monument

Fire burns in Missouri Breaks monument

Lightning on Tuesday night is believed to have ignited a wildland fire northwest of Winifred in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument that grew to 1,700 acres by Wednesday.

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BLM approves gas pipeline in Missouri River Breaks

HELENA — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has approved building a 5 ½ mile natural-gas pipeline in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.

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Land purchase

Land purchase

The Brink property is seen from the top of a bench looking down the Missouri River.

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BLM OKs Missouri Breaks land purchase

BLM OKs Missouri Breaks land purchase

The 375,000-acre Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument will grow by 652 acres when a land purchase in Fergus County is finalized later this year.

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