Wildlife & Parks
MAKOSHIKA STATE PARK, Glendive — The loud rumble of a bulldozer and an excavator pierced the quiet of the rocky crags and canyons inside Makoshika State Park on Saturday.
A calcite stalagmite in the Paradise Room that has grown to the top of the room's ceiling.
This base of a limestone stalagmite is made from material being dripped from the ceiling onto the formation.
Calcite formations line the walls of the caves at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park.
An illuminated stairway carved into the limestone leads tourists up to the Paradise Room at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park.
Per Hogsten and his son Phillip of Lund, Sweden, explore the caves at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park.
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park tour guide Pam Schroeder explains to a group of tourists the various features of the Paradise Room, the largest cave in the park.
Tourists make their way through the man-made tunnel which serves as the exit for the caves at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the 538-foot-long tunnel in the 1930s.
Tourists stand next to one of the large calcite stalagmite formations inside the Paradise Room at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park. The room is considered to be one the most decorative caves in the northwest United States.
Tourists return from the caves at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park.
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HELENA — The state’s first translocation of pine marten in more than 50 years could take place if a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks proposal goes forward.
A Cascade County District Judge has denied the appeal of a Red Lodge man convicted in 2010 of 38 counts of illegal outfitting on the Missouri River.
A revised law aimed at curbing the abuse of a Montana program for disabled hunters will require all permitted hunters to be medically recertified to obtain a valid permit to hunt from a vehicle.
BONNER – The latest plans for a park at the confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot rivers are ready for public comment.
A special elk management hunt is now taking place in portions of Hunting Districts 680 and 690 in Blaine County.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fisheries biologists will spend three nights during the next three weeks catching fish for research through the ice at Cooney Reservoir.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Beaverhead Watershed Committee are proposing to improve the fish habitat at Poindexter Slough in the Dillon area.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on rules at fishing access sites that identify fees for camping, group-use permits, facility rentals and special recreation permits on the Blackfoot and Madison rivers. No changes are proposed to current rules.
An audit of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks public hunting access program found several problems, including what auditors saw as double payments to owners of FWP conservation easements.