Find out what 100 plus years of Fisheries Management says about MT
The Magazine of Montana Fish,
Wildlife and Parks
Click below to read some of our featured articles from the May – June 2017 issue
From Banning TNT to Scanning DNA
What 100-plus years of fisheries management says about Montana and its people.
You can learn a lot about Montana’s changing values and priorities over the past century by studying the state’s literature, art, and politics—and fisheries management.
It’s true. How Montanans regard their streams, rivers, lakes, and fish populations—and how the state has responded—underscores a growing appreciation of and desire to protect these and other natural resources. Read the full story.
Clearing Things Up
Scientists have a good idea why Clark Canyon Reservoir is sending murky water into one of Montana’s premier trout rivers. Now what?
In the summer of 2014, a 15-mile stretch of the upper Beaverhead River grew mysteriously murky. Nationally known for producing big and abundant brown and rainbow trout, the water in this stretch—from the river’s source at the base of Clark Canyon Reservoir to Barretts Siding, about halfway to Dillon—turned grayish green. The turbidity lasted only a few weeks, but returned for longer periods during late summer in 2015 and 2016. Read the full story.
FWP at Work
Bardell Mangum, Landscape Architect, Helena
Here in FWP’s Design and Construction Bureau, we work on state parks, regional offices, wildlife management areas, fish hatcheries, and fishing access sites. Improving or developing a recreation site takes a team, and my job is to do the conceptual layout. That means figuring out where sidewalks, roads, boat ramps, latrines, and picnic and camping areas should go. Read the full story.