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No Changes Planned for Paddlefish Season

Posted March 29, 2015 By NewsEngine

MILES CITY — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has no plans to change its paddlefish season as a result of January’s oil spill in the Yellowstone River west of Glendive.

On Jan. 17, 2015, a 12-inch-diameter Bridger Pipeline broke beneath the Yellowstone River six miles upstream from Glendive, dumping some 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the water. Efforts to clean up the spill and account for damage from the oil were thwarted until last week because ice covered the river.

FWP issued a fish-consumption advisory, in January, for any fish caught below the spill site, warning anglers to use caution when deciding whether to eat their catches from the river until the department can determine whether they are safe. The advisory will be in effect at least for two more weeks while FWP tests fish caught this week.
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Sheep Die-Off Prompts Hunting District Closure

Posted March 29, 2015 By NewsEngine

Montana’s Fish & Wildlife Commission today closed a bighorn sheep hunting district near Gardiner due to an ongoing disease-related die-off.

The emergency action came in response to a pneumonia die-off that began late last year in bighorn sheep hunting district 305, near Gardiner. So far at least 34 sheep from the native herd have died.

Wildlife biologists who conducted an aerial survey of the area Sunday counted 55 bighorn sheep—found another dead animal and a number of sick ones—where 89 healthy sheep were counted last year.
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State nursery offers locally grown plants to public

Posted March 29, 2015 By NewsEngine

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Nevada Division of Forestry State Tree Nursery in Las Vegas has more than 30 species of locally grown, low-cost, native plant species adapted to the Mojave Desert environment. Planting natives promotes cleaner air, water conservation, soil erosion control and habitat for wildlife.

This year’s spring plant sales will be held on Saturday, April 11 and Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with nursery staff available to answer questions and help with plant selection.

Plants purchased are to be used for conservation purposes, such as water conservation, windbreaks, soil erosion control and wildlife habitat enhancement. The nursery accepts only cash and checks.
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