June is in full swing, and pronghorn fawns are becoming a common sight in the Valley! The Range Riders received three horses from J Bar L Ranch (thank you!), and MJ arrived with her four horses that she will use throughout the season. The riders have begun tracking by horseback as well as riding through cattle, and the wildlife tracker has begun travelling by mechanical horse (ATV).
February 27th through March 3rd, 2017 was National Invasive Species Awareness Week. We spent the week highlighting our target species and species of concern in the Centennial on our Facebook page! If you missed any of the links, please feel free to peruse them below! Some other things we noted on Awareness week:
Our January Newsletter is here and packed full of wonderful stories and project updates from the Centennial and from Antarctica! As always, there are many beautiful pictures, some thank you's, and a welcome to our new Big Sky Watershed Corps member, James! It is also 2017, which means time for your dues! For more information on dues, visit our Membership page. To read the January Newsletter, click here.
The Centennial Valley Association had a very successful season this year and an incredibly hard working range rider team. The team increased community awareness, identified where and how various wildlife, particularly predators, were utilizing the landscape, and monitored cattle so they did not become a target for predation.
Please check out Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' 2017 Targeted Elk Brucellosis Surveillence Project update here. FWP plans to begin their capture season this February, including recapturing the seropositive elk in the Sage Creek, Black's Ford, Mill Creek, and Greeley populations. If you have questions or concerns, contact Jenny Jones at email@example.com or 406-868-2367.