By Chris Skorupa, Bridger, Montana; Rancher/Owner & Manager, Beartooth Fertilizer, Member of the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association
From the Beaverhead-Deerlodge to the Lolo, the Greater Sage-Grouse makes its home in Montana’s National Forests for its unparalleled habitat conditions. As a species that has faced the label of a “threatened and endangered” species before, the sage grouse has emerged from that conversation as a success story for what can happen when ranchers, landowners, sportsmen, conservationists and federal government officials work together towards a common goal. As a result of these private-public relationships, the sage-grouse avoided being listed as threatened or endangered in 2015.
The 92nd Annual Montana Ram Sale and 4th Annual Montana Ewe sale was held in Miles City.
The canine creature shot in Montana a month ago that captured the curiosity of the nation is actually a gray wolf.
Ranchers from across Montana have gathered in Dillon for the Montana Stockgrowers Association's Midyear Meeting.Lane Nordlund reports from the event along with its highlights.