“It gives you the opportunity to keep someone alive,” said Mara Johnson, senior nursing student at Montana State University. Johnson and her classmates were on hand at the Madison Valley Health Fair last week to promote compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and teach people how to administer chest-compress-only CPR.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks held an elk brucellosis working group meeting last week in an effort to review elk management options and the spread of brucellosis, according to a release from FWP.
The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, part of the United States Geological Service, in conjunction with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, has started trapping grizzly bears in Southwest Montana for research. The IGBST started on June 13 with baiting and trapping operations in the Gravelly and Madison ranges in an effort to monitor grizzly populations in the Yellowstone ecosystem. Trapping will continue through July 31, according to a press release from the USGS.
John Ellingsen honored for commitment to preserving history
Sheppard, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ region three supervisor, was in Twin Bridges last week to host a meeting on aquatic invasive species, focusing on Zebra and Quagga mussels.
Virginia City is officially alive for the 2017 summer season. Visitors and locals lined Wallace Street and the historic boardwalk for a parade on Saturday, May 27, to celebrate the season, as well as Memorial Day.
By the end of June, the Ruby Valley Ambulance will operate under the umbrella of the hospital.
Dean Waltee, wildlife biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, surveyed different leks (sage-grouse mating habitat) from March until May around the southwest, and found that numbers across the region are down slightly from previous survey years.
When Governor Steve Bullock signed House Bill 2 into law on May 9, the Montana Heritage Commission, which oversees Virginia City and Nevada City, received $2 million for maintenance and preservation to be used over the next two years.
In 2012, the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University and the Craighead Institute started a project to look at the effects of U.S. Highway 287 and MT Highway 87 in the Madison Valley on road related wildlife mortality and movement patterns, said Lance Craighead of the Craighead Institute.