Lake County’s Commissioners and some residents are questioning what the Montana Water Rights Protection Act will mean for county land.
No more term leases or easements will be granted by the Montana Sage Grouse Oversight Team until they can agree on a new way to award credits that such activities generate.
BILLINGS — More than 6 million acres of state property scattered across 11 states in the U.S. West are landlocked by private property and largely inaccessible to hunters, anglers and other recreational users, public lands advocates said Monday.
In late July of 1978, while Norman MacLean was doing research for his book "Young Men and Fire," he organized a trip to Mann Gulch with Bob Sallee and Walter Rumsey, the only remaining survivors of the Mann Gulch fire at the time. It was to be the first time the survivors would revisit the scene of the tragedy.
A controversial bill that would revamp how Montana deals with development in designated sage grouse habitat will go to a conference committee to try and work out differences between the Senate and House.
The funding mix for Montana’s fight against aquatic invasive species keeps evolving.
On Monday, lawmakers took up the session's first proposal for funding Montana's fight against invasive mussels.
Taking a step in tandem with the U.S. Forest Service, Gov. Steve Bullock announced an update of his Forests in Focus Initiative to get more wo…
HELENA — Storms dumped rain across Montana this week and brought the state closer to the end of a fire season that's been much smaller and much less expensive than 2017's record-setting year.
While still very early in Montana’s wildfire season, officials told lawmakers this week that current conditions are similar to what they were this time last year, and long-term forecasts are cause for concern.
Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and Rep. Alan Doane (R-Bloomfield) praised a new program Monday to increase access to public lands.
Eastern Montana landowners would bear their share of the state’s firefighting preparation costs under a new tax that would also help offset so…
POLSON — A legislatively mandated pilot program designed to enhance protection from invasive mussels in the Flathead Basin is facing challenge…
The National Guard will take a more active role in firefighting across Montana as the state faces a Labor Day Weekend with continued hot and dry conditions in the forecast.
FLORENCE — Gov. Steve Bullock urged communities affected by the Lolo Peak fire to be patient and to respect the firefighting effort.
HELENA — Montana has nearly depleted its $63 million firefighting reserve fund after budget cuts swept away nearly half the money and the stat…
As more and more wildfires burn during an increasingly hot and dry summer, Montana will likely have to take $30 million out of a fund that pays for fighting fires to prop up an anemic state budget instead.
It seemed simple enough: Cut $200,000 from the annual budget for a team of water compact negotiators who had completed their job and sent the …