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Project builds partnership, fixes roads in Makoshika State Park

Project builds partnership, fixes roads in Makoshika State Park

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.

August 03, 2014 12:15 am Video Photos

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Stalagmite in the Paradise Room

Stalagmite in the Paradise Room

A calcite stalagmite in the Paradise Room that has grown to the top of the room's ceiling.

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A detail of the base of a large calcite formation

A detail of the base of a large calcite formation

This base of a limestone stalagmite is made from material being dripped from the ceiling onto the formation.

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Calcite formations

Calcite formations

Calcite formations line the walls of the caves at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park.

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Carved stairway

Carved stairway

An illuminated stairway carved into the limestone leads tourists up to the Paradise Room at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park.

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Per and Phillip Hogsten

Per and Phillip Hogsten

Per Hogsten and his son Phillip of Lund, Sweden, explore the caves at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park.

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Pam Schroeder guides tourists through the caverns

Pam Schroeder guides tourists through the caverns

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.

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Exit tunnel at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

Exit tunnel at Lewis and Clark Caverns State 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.

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Tourists next to a large calcite stalagmite

Tourists next to a large calcite stalagmite

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.

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Tourists hike at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

Tourists hike at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

Tourists return from the caves at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park.

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Montana State Parks

Montana State Parks

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Montana State Parks with this collection of stories on our state's prized locations. 

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Montana proposes for first pine marten transplant in 50 years

Montana proposes for first pine marten transplant in 50 years

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.

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Conviction for illegal outfitting upheld

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.

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Law revises who is allowed to hunt from a vehicle

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.

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Blackfoot park plans ready for comment

Blackfoot park plans ready for comment

BONNER – The latest plans for a park at the confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot rivers are ready for public comment.

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Late elk hunt meant to thin Bears Paw herd

A special elk management hunt is now taking place in portions of Hunting Districts 680 and 690 in Blaine County.

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Biologists to be sampling Cooney ling

Biologists to be sampling Cooney ling

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.

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Project proposed to improve Poindexter Slough fishery

Project proposed to improve Poindexter Slough fishery

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Beaverhead Watershed Committee are proposing to improve the fish habitat at Poindexter Slough in the Dillon area.

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Comments sought on fishing access rules

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.

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'Double dipping' in hunter access program riles panel

'Double dipping' in hunter access program riles panel

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.

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