The Big Hole Watershed Committee’s November public meeting was held Wednesday, November 20 2019 at the Divide Grange. The meeting included committee updats, discussion, refreshments, and a presentation on the Upper Big Hole Arctic Grayling CCAA. We were joined by the University of Montana Western’s Natural Resource Conflict Reduction course and their Professor, Arica Crootof.
The Big Hole Watershed Committee’s October public meeting was held Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The meeting included an important discussion on a proposed update to the Big Hole River Drought Management Plan, the revealing of the first Big Hole Watershed Stewardship Award, and a presentation on Western Pearlshell Mussels & Aquatic Macroinvertebrates.(more…)
Each year in early fall, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks places “wing barrels” at local businesses, in the hopes that successful upland game bird hunters will donate 1 wing from each bird to provide biologists with a more in-depth look at grouse populations in their region. With the end of Sage Grouse season on September 30th, wing barrels were pulled form the Hook and Horn in Wisdom, the Sportsmen’s Campground, Blue Moon Saloon in Divide, and the Mill Creek check station. In all, 46 wings were collected (30 last year). Wings were classified by species, age, and in the case of sage grouse also by sex, as follows: (more…)