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Reasons Not to Feed Deer (pdf)
In Montana the winters can be particularly long and hard. This can take a toll on wildlife populations, especially deer (Odocoileus spp.). Deer do starve to death in winter and this can lead well-meaning people to consider providing food to ‘help’ deer survive particularly tough stretches of winter. However, it is important to resist the urge to feed deer during these difficult times
Working Wild U - Season 1 Wolves in the West
Season 1 explores wolves in the West – from extermination to recovery, to uncovering what it really means to share the landscape with these iconic carnivores.
Values and Management of Montana's Green Ash Draws
Green ash woodlands provide shelter for livestock and important habitat for a wide range of wildlife even though they occupy only a small proportion of the eastern Montana landscape. Conservation of green ash woodlands rests on understanding the history and biology of these important habitats.
After Wildfire: Information for Landowners
Valuable information for landowners after wildfire.
Managing Weeds After Wildfire
Wildfire is a form of disturbance that can result in an increase in weeds, but our plant communities are adapted to fire, so generally they will recover and be able to compete with the weeds after a few years. However, in areas that are more highly disturbed and already have weeds, wildfire can be thought of as an opportunity to manage weeds.
Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
 Anglers and other water-based recreationists must understand that they have an important role to play in managing the risk of spreading AIS to our waters. Our economy and the health of our fisheries and waterways depends on our prevention efforts. 
Management Practices for Forest Health and Catastrophic Wildfire Resistance
This full-color publication includes sections on natural changes within a forest, tree species and their different needs for disturbance, tree selection and harvesting strategies, and the "big picture" goals of forest management. 
Forests and Rangelands
Cooperative effort of federal land management agencies and their partners
Forests and Rangelands is an active, cooperative effort of the United States Department of the Interior (DOI), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and their land management agencies. Forests and Rangelands provides fire, fuels, and land management information.
Managing Bark Bettles
Perhaps the number one pest affecting pine forests is the Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae). This barley kernel sized beetle bores under the bark in pine stems larger than 4” diameter to make its home and lays its eggs. Lodgepole, ponderosa, limber, whitebark , and especially Scots pines are all susceptible. 
Managing Your Timber Resources - Which Trees to Cut, Which Trees to Leave
The first step in any type of land management is to formulate a set of objectives and goals for the acreage in question. While these goals will reflect the personal needs of the landowner, whether they are to minimize human impact on the land in question or convert it into a plantation, these goals should also be tempered by the ecological capacity of the site. 
Protect Montana Waterways from Aquatic Invasive Species
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks offers important and necessary tips to protect Montana's waterways. 
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

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