Wildflowers – Packer Meadows

I took a drive up to Packer Meadows, which Captain Meriwether Lewis, seeing it blanketed with the blue blooms of camas, described as “a pretty little plain of about 50 acres plentifully stocked with quawmash” on Wednesday evening.  I’d heard that the camas bloom was running a few weeks late but that other wildflowers were [...]

Start of Summer & New Agreement

On Friday, we marked two signifigant happenings in Big Sky Country.  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services and the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) signed a new annual funding agreement for the National Bison Range, an occasion I’ve waited, wished, hoped and lobbied for, AND the first day of summer!

National Bison Range: CSKT, FWS sign pact By VINCE [...]

Bison Range News

I was pleased to read in the Missoulian of July 13, 2008:

Bison Range agreement set to be signed next week By VINCE DEVLIN of the Missoulian

MOIESE – An annual funding agreement that will put Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal employees back to work at the National Bison Range here will be signed [...]

Weekend trip to YNP – June 14-15, 2008

What a change from Memorial Day Weekend — Bright! Sunny!

Stacy, Ziggy (her dog) and I in one car, Mom, Dad, Bridger, all the gear and food in another…On Saturday, the first sighting that I made note of was a bachelor group of bull elk, 7 strong, traversing a hill. A beautiful sight.Next, Stacy and [...]

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…??

Winter storm warnings, heavy snow advisories on the radio this am…

Snow in the air now.

Springtime in the Rockies!

Anyone up for a snowball fight?