On Horseback in Bear Country

Interview with Jack Rich of Rich’s Montana Guest Ranch Interview by Seth Wilson The following is excerpted from Carnivore Damage Prevention News, Issue 24. The complete edition is available online at www.cdpnews.net. How did you start running backcountry trips? Our family started in the guiding business beginning in 1946 and we were originally based near […]

Bears visiting the classroom

Story and photo by Jean Pocha, Pathfinder staff.  OVANDO – “There’s three kinds of bears in Montana, black, brown and very, very brown,” chimed a young student at the Ovando School when asked how many bears live in Montana during a “Bear Necessities” presentation.  Students in both the Little Room, kindergarten through third grade, and […]

Riding the Fences

Riding the Fences: Listening and learning as a means to safely live with grizzly bears Written by Jessianne Castle of the Grizzly Bear Collective. This is an excerpt from the full blog post originally published at grizzlybearcollective.com. … David Mannix, who is also a member of the Blackfoot Challenge Board, agrees with Stone. He and […]

Potomac rancher Denny Iverson shares the Blackfoot wolf experience with Colorado

This November, Colorado residents will be voting on a wolf reintroduction ballot proposition. If passed, the proposition would charge the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission with reintroducing wolves to the state no later than 2023. Denver Museum’s Institute for Science & Policy and Colorado State University invited Potomac rancher Denny Iverson to participate on a […]

Meet the Blackfoot Challenge Range Riders

It’s summertime in the Blackfoot, and that means our team of range riders are back in the saddle. Every summer when cows are put out to graze their summer pastures further away from the ranch headquarters, the Blackfoot Challenge’s range riders go with them. By actively monitoring wolf and grizzly bear activity in proximity to […]