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Friday, October 9, 2015

Bike Laws/ Lolo Forest Survey/ privacy/ Migration & Refugees

Missoulian: Lolo National Forest begins recreation use surveys
Forest Surveys to Begin in October
Beginning in October Forest Service and contract employees will be conducting recreation use surveys at selected trailheads, recreation sites and even on some trails across all five Ranger Districts of the Lolo National Forest. The surveys are typically done every five years and the results are used to help the Forest Service better understand visitor interests and use patterns of the Lolo National Forest. Ultimately, the data helps managers make future management decisions to meet public need and demand.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Opening Yellowstone to Paddling/ Security and Refugees/ Sentencing Reform

Missoulian: House committee to consider bill opening Yellowstone, Grand Teton national parks to paddling
H.R. 974: All Bill Information (Except Text) for H.R.974 - Yellowstone and Grand Teton Paddling Act
“Directs the Department of the Interior to promulgate regulations to allow the use of hand-propelled vessels on certain rivers and streams within: (1) the Yellowstone National Park in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming; and (2) the Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway in Wyoming.”

Missoulian: FBI director say US has gotten better at screening refugees
Threats to the Homeland- testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Missoulian: House bill would cut prison time for some offenders
S.2123: Corrections Oversight, Recidivism Reduction, and Eliminating Costs for Taxpayers In Our National System Act of 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Bitterroot National Forest/ Livestock Reports/ Rural Renewable Energy

Missoulian: Livestock report for Oct. 4
Daily Direct Steer and Heifer Slaughter Cattle Summary
Livestock, Poultry & Grain
“The primary function of the Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division (LPGMN) of the Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program (LPS) is to compile and disseminate information that will aid producers, consumers, and distributors in the sale and purchase of livestock, meat, poultry, eggs, grains, and their related products regionally, nationally and internationally.”

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Depression in Montana Teens/ Waste of Game

Missoulian: Archery hunter sought for 'waste of game' violation
Information Sought in Elk Waste of Game Case in Southern Phillips County
“Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking information for “waste of game” of a bull elk killed in Hunting District 622 near McCarty Coulee, by Timber Creek Bay, in southern Phillips County. The elk was likely killed on Thursday, September 17.”