Wilkinson, Todd
October 2008
Wilderness;2008/2009, p42
The article presents information on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge (CMR) in central Montana. Often referred to as the Yellowstone of the National Wildlife Refuge System, Charles M. Russell stretches across 1.1 million acres. The refuge is a home to various wild animal species including pronghorn, elk, mule deer, half a dozen raptors, and more. However, the challenges facing this special refuge are stated to be large. It is reported that a moratorium on mineral development will expire in 2012 and livestock overgraze in some areas, invasive species are proliferating, and there is too little money to manage effectively.


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