Friends of 2 Rivers
A citizens' organization committed to promoting a safe, healthy and enriching environment for the communities at the confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers.
BAD NEWS: The world’s atmospheric scientists have established 350 ppm as the level beyond which increasing climate change would occur and atmospheric CO2 concentration has been increasing at an accelerating rate: 315.70 ppm in March, 1958; 397.20 ppm in July 2013; 399.00 ppm in July 2014; 401.3 in July 2015.
GOOD NEWS: Phasing out coal use will help arrest the ongoing increase in atmospheric CO2. We can act by opposing the construction of the Tongue River Railroad proposed to haul coal from the proposed Otter Creek Coal Mine near Ashland MT. The mine would be one of the largest in North America and would export coal to Asia from proposed terminals in Washington and Oregon. See How to oppose the Tongue River Railroad below.
In the US, President Obama's Clean Power Plan sets the first ever carbon emission standards on coal burning power plants, the largest source of CO2 emission in the U.S. with achievable standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Read more about it.
Bonner/West Riverside residents: Heads up! A black bear female with 3 cubs showed up in West Riverside’s Zaugg Drive area, attracted by and feeding on apples. Now is the time to contain all garbage, pet food, bird feeders and other attractants and pick and clean up fruit. Here are three sources for more information.
Assistance with apple picking: Elissa Chott, Great Bear Foundation, 406-829-9378
If you observe bears in your neighborhood and are concerned about their presence contact: Jamie Jonkel, Region 2, Wildlife Management Specialist; (406) 542-5508
"SuzAnne Miller is the owner of Dunrovin Ranch. A fourth-generation Montanan, SuzAnne grew up roaming the mountains and fishing the streams of western Montana. Her love of nature, animals, science, and education prompted her to create the world’s first cyber ranch where live web cameras bring Dunrovin’s wildlife and ranch life to internet users across the globe." Distinctly Montana Magazine. Photo: Make It Missoula
SuzAnne Miller shares her connection to Montana in this short video created by Geoff Pepos as part of "The Roadcast" series. Watch "The Roadcast, Chapter One: From Missoula to Dunrovin with SuzAnne Miller."
Congratulations to Chuck and Mary Erickson awarded the 2015 Land Stewardship Award by the Missoula County commissioners, an honor that recognizes landowners and residents who take management of land and water seriously. (Missoulian photo)