Photo by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking for volunteers for its 3rd annual Dome Mountain Clean-Up Day on Saturday, June 13. Volunteers will be cleaning up and removing remnants of old fencing that are dangerous to wildlife on this important elk winter range.

This year's Dome Mountain Clean-Up Day is co-sponsored by the Park County Rod and Gun Club. Volunteers should meet at Dailey Lake (north parking area) at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 13.

Volunteers should contact FWP Area Biologist Karen Loveless ahead of time at kloveless@mt.gov or 406-333-4211 if interested. Fencing pliers and t-post pullers would be very helpful, as well as possibly additional ATV’s. Volunteers who might have any of the items mentioned, and are willing to bring them along on June 13, should let Karen Loveless know.  Volunteers will work on pulling fence until noon, and then will be served burgers, hot dogs and refreshments by Dailey Lake.

The Dome Mountain Wildlife Management Area is over 4,500 acres of public land, owned by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. It was purchased in the late 1980’s in order to preserve elk winter range and provide hunting and recreational opportunity for the public. Old fencing remains in some areas since prior to public acquisition, and each year causes injuries or death to elk and other wildlife that become entangled.