Ceanothus: Life from the Kiss of Fire

Ceanothus by Mike Hillis Broadcast 5.28 and 6.2.2017 and 9.1 & 9.4.2020 Listen:   Thirty-plus years ago when I was studying wildlife management at Oregon State University, we learned that Ceanothus was a highly preferred forage plant for deer and elk during...

How Do Wildfires Impact Deer & Elk?

How Do Wildfires Impact Deer and Elk? by Mike Hillis Broadcast 10.23 & 10.28.2016 and 8.25 & 8.28.2020 Listen:   While watching an evening newscast about¬†Montana wildfires, I saw some TV footage of deer and elk fleeing burning areas and listened to...

It’s Not Easy Being A Black-Footed Ferret

It’s Not Easy Being A Black-Footed Ferret by Will Martin Broadcast 8.18 & 8.21.2020 Listen:   When most people think of the threatened or endangered species of Montana, they tend to focus on the iconic animals of the West: the grizzly bear, the wolf, or...

Huckleberries, Montana’s Little Icons, Retain Their Mysteries

Huckleberries, Montana’s Little Icons, Retain Their Mysteries by Anita Maxwell Broadcast 8.11 & 8.14.2020 Listen:   Braving horseflies the size of quarters and the searing afternoon sun, I ramble on a steep hillside like a bear, gorging for her long...