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    OM Board Member, Don Woerner is Preserving Bison Culture

    Click here for Billings Gazette article     Written by Russell Rowland When Don ‘Doc’ Woerner gets excited about something, his whole body talks. His arms wave, and his head wags, and he uses his hands a lot. But mostly it’s in his eyes, which are bright blue and already pretty twinkly behind his wire-rimmed glasses. […]

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    Introducing exploreyellowstoneriver.org, Our Montana’s new easy to use website!

    FROM LAST BEST NEWS New website promotes, celebrates Yellowstone River By: DAVID CRISP | May 20, 2016 ShareEmail Print A new website aimed at enhancing appreciation of the Yellowstone River has been created by the Our Montana nonprofit organization. The website, exploreyellowstoneriver.org, offers a near-complete guide to access sites, history, points of interest, community parks and […]

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  • Back to the Future With Lewis & Clark- Now in its 11th Year

    http://http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/local-program-about-lewis-and-clark-expedition-excites-informs-montana/article_9ac76b19-0919-59fa-b42d-09887517f4e0.html l

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  • Bill Cole, Mike Penfold and Ralph Saunders visit the spot where William Clark’s men probably crossed the Yellowstone River near Billings in 1806 while herding 26 horses. This August 2014 photo was make shortly after this trio helped get the location officially named Clarks Crossing.

    How You Can Trail Clark Down the Yellowstone

    July 20, 2015 The Billings Gazette The Corps of Discovery once passed through the Yellowstone Valley where Park City, Laurel and Billings now stand. On Friday and Saturday, those of us fortunate enough to live along this stretch of river have invitations to walk the same ground those Western explorers trod in buckskin and moccasins […]

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    Clark’s Crossing Dedicated

    July 24, 2015 4:30 pm  •  By Mike Ferguson About 70 people lined the Yellowstone River on a sparkling Friday morning to dedicate the place where Capt. William Clark sent a small contingent from the Corps of Discovery to cross the river with their horses exactly 209 years earlier — on July 24, 1806. The next […]

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    UM Archaeology Team Explores Rosebud Battlefield

    May 24, 2015 6:15 am  •  By Brett French with the Billings Gazette Holding the corroded, dirt-filled piece of metal up to a small magnifying glass, Doug Scott confirmed what the volunteers surrounding him had waited almost breathlessly to hear. “It is what it’s supposed to be,” the historical ballistics expert said. “That’s a .50-70 fired […]

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    Our Montana Ancient Indian Trails Presentation by Mike Penfold

    Mike Penfold, OM’s Volunteer Conservation Program Director, gave a presentation on Ancient Indian Trails at Cafe Regis in Red Lodge. He covered a broad scope of travel history in the Montana area, including touching stories and artifacts of human past, and the range of critters and characters that you might have met if you were living […]

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    Our Montana Explores the Judith River

    Our Montana lead a group of conservationist on a recent canoe trip to explore Judith River to it’s confluence in the Upper Missouri River National Monument. The purpose of the trip was to better understand and photograph the recreation and wildlife qualities of the Rivers environments. Included in the group with Our Montana were representatives […]

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    Tenth Annual Back to the Future a Huge Success

    During this year’s Back to the Future with Lewis & Clark, Technology Then and Now, seventh graders enjoyed a hands-on study of the native land and animal species Lewis and Clark and their men encountered during their expedition. Volunteer instructors Cat Lynch and Sarah Chatwood led the groups through the Flora and Fauna session.  

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  • State Parks’ Van Genderen Receives Service and Leadership Award

    State Parks’ Van Genderen Receives Service and Leadership Award

    The second Paul Hickman Service and Leadership Award was presented by Our Montana to Chas Van Genderen, Administrator, Montana State Parks, for his superior management of the State Parks system. Present at the ceremony during the Montana State Parks 2014 Conference in Helena, MT, were Mike Penfold, Lt. Governor Angela McLean, Fish and Wildlife Director […]

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    Yellowstone River Cooperation Paper Wins Story Contest

    Diverse Interests Unite to Protect the Yellowstone River.  In his article, Penfold expounds on the river’s unique history, its intrinsic value, its complex and random system of governance as well as its promising future.  Through the ongoing cooperation of scores of concerned organizations, both government and private, “foundation concepts are beginning to emerge: ‘all who […]

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    American Rivers, OM Host Second Conservation Forum

    Mike Penfold introduces Mike Fiebig of American Rivers.

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