State wildlife officials with the help of a Flathead Valley conservation group have acquired nearly 800 acres along the Flathead River near Columbia Falls. The Bad Rock Wildlife Management Area is one of the last undeveloped tracts of land along the Flathead River. The acquisition will protect winter range for wildlife.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks hopes to buy nearly 800 acres of private forest lands along the Flathead River. The agency is holding a public meeting about the project on Aug. 26.