Plan to visit Big Pine Fishing Access Site (FAS) near Alberton on Saturday, Aug. 18 to uncover more about the area’s wildlife.  The evening campfire program begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to audiences of all ages.

FWP Region 2 Wildlife Manager, Mike Thompson, will present a program entitled, “An Inside Look on What Lives Outside.” Thompson will share population data gathered in recent surveys of the area’s birds, elk, deer, mountain lions, bears, and wolves.  He will also discuss how the nearby Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area, acquired in 2010, now fits into overall wildlife work in the area, and what managers envision for the future of the place.

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a fireside s’more treat while you listen to the program.

To reach Big Pine FAS, take I90 Exit 66 and then head south to Fish Creek Road.  Follow the signs to Big Pine, approximately 4.5 miles from the exit.  Visitors should park in the lot to the left when entering the campground.

Big Pine FAS offers day use access and overnight camping spots. Volunteer coordinator for this evening program, Valerie Bayer, says that the event is a great way to cap off a day of fishing or picnicking or a fun way to enhance a camping trip.  For more information, contact Bayer, at 406-722-1533 or FWP at 406-542-5500.

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