Outfitters, conservationists and citizens have been sounding the alarm about rapidly declining trout numbers in southwest Montana’s Upper Missouri Headwaters for years. But demands for the state to dedicate more resources to studying the problem largely fell on deaf ears.
Federal environmental officials released their proposed plan to clean up a defunct aluminum smelter in Columbia Falls. Officials announced that they’re going to spend close to $27 million on three habitat restoration projects across Montana. A Wyoming district court has ruled in favor of hunters who crossed corners between public and private lands.