MISSOULA, Mont. — The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest's botany and wildlife crews and Dillon's Youth Employment Program participated in a wild bee survey in the Gravelly Mountains last month.
The program was led by Montana State University, Forest Service entomologists and graduate students and served as a training event for FS and YEP employees.
The goal was to get a baseline of information on bee species in the Gravelly mountains. This was successful as flowers were in full bloom, causing active bees.
The Southwest Montana Resource Advisory Committee funded the project in 2020.