Podcast: Preserving ‘Big Wild Country’

Dr. Alan Wood and Dillon Tabish from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks talk Somers Beach and other major land projects, plus the latest NW Montana news

By Andy Viano

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This week, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced that they have proposed acquiring 106 acres acres of exclusive property along the north shore of Flathead Lake, major news for outdoor enthusiasts who already jam into the limited points of public access to the immensely popular lake. But that news is just one piece of a recent string of land acquisitions for FWP, and Dr. Alan Wood and Dillon Tabish join the show to talk about how and why those projects have come together. Later, host Andy Viano runs down the biggest stories of the last week, including the latest on the reopening of schools in the Flathead Valley, the start of the height of wildfire season and news on a settlement between the City of Kalispell and a retired police officer in a discrimination lawsuit.

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The music in this this episode is “Thinking Music” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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