Range News

Thank You Wednesday

#Giving Tuesday evolves into Thank You Wednesday and, boy does the CVA have a lot to be thankful for! We are extremely grateful to the Centennial community and supporters, as the preliminary results show that over $8900 was raised for the Valley, which also means we met our match goal!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

It's #GivingTuesday!

We are excited that Giving Tuesday is here! Today we recognize the achievements we have made over the past year and strive to continue to accomplish our mission and goals. We cannot do this without your help. Please consider supporting our locally driven conservation efforts for our Range Riders, drought resiliency work, the greater landscape and wildlife that thrive here, and our 2017 Big Sky Watershed Corps AmeriCorps member!

#GivingTuesday 2016

We are one month away from #GivingTuesday! Please join the Centennial Valley Association, and many other great organizations, and mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 29th to join the national event focused on celebrating and supporting giving, generosity, and philanthropy within communities. Celebrated after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

The High Divide Video

Please check out the The High Divide film! It features our beautiful landscape, the CVA, and many of our wonderful partners across the High Divide! Our Chairwoman, Yvonne Martinell, and Range Rider, Melissa DiNino, do an excellent job framing the hard work we do in the Centennial Valley!

October 1-15th Range Rider Update

Our range riding season has come to a close and this is the last report of the season. Over the five and a half month season, in total riders, were on the landscape tracking wildlife and monitoring cattle all but eight days! Riders found and reported forty-seven compromised cattle, twenty-nine carcasses, eight of which were possible predations, one confirmed grizzly bear attack on a calf, one confirmed grizzly bear depredation, and one probable wolf depredation. About fifteen wolves were documented using the Valley this season, from two different packs, one pack with pups of the year.

September Range Rider Update

Overall, September was a quiet month in terms of predator activity and conflicts. Riders continued monitoring cattle on a daily basis throughout the Valley. Near the end of the month, they also assisted some ranchers in gathering and trailing cattle out of the Valley.

A single bull moose was seen traveling on east on North Valley Road.

Wildlife Services lethally removed two wolves in the Gravelly Range. The wolves may have traveled through the north end of the Valley.