Ghosts Of The North Woods: Great Grey Owls

Great Grey Owls by Lily Vonderheide Broadcast on 9.13.2015 Listen:   One evening while walking along the river just outside of town, winding my way through a meadow fringed with ponderosa pine, I met a Great Grey Owl hunting down amongst the bunchgrass and...

Krummholz: The Bonsai Opportunists Of Timberline

Krummholz: The Bonsai Opportunists Of Timberline by Deborah Richie Broadcast 8.10.1995 and 8.23.2016 Listen:   Winds lash the peaks. Snow pelts the ridges almost every month of the year. The warmest average monthly temperature is a mere 50 degrees F. The conifer...

Are You Ready for the Eclipse?

Enhance Your Eclipse Experience With These Western Montana Resources by Bev Engelmann Broadcast 8.6 & 8.11.2017 Listen:   Fellow Montanans, it’s time for your second wake-up call concerning the upcoming solar eclipse — the celestial event of the summer, if...

Extremophiles: The Berkeley Pit’s Silver Lining?

Life in the Berkeley Pit by Andrea Stierle Broadcast 6.5 & 6.12.2016   Listen:   This story almost begins on a dark and stormy night in November of 1995, when 342 snow geese landed on Berkeley Pit Lake. Unfortunately, this was no ordinary lake and the...

What Does a Longer Fire Season Mean for Montana Forests?

What Does a Longer Season Mean for Montana Forests? by Tom Torma Broadcast on 9.1.2015 Listen:   July of 2015 was the warmest month on record in the history of our planet, 2015 is on trend to be our warmest recorded year, and in much of the American west that...