Other states’ land and wildlife managers may also do a good job of using the Web to get basic information to the public. And the Website of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks gets that done with detailed maps of fire restrictions and comprehensive information on hunting angling and other outdoor recreation.
But there’s more. Maybe Montana has the advantage of good scenery, but the site’s video library-particularly the weekly “Outdoor Report,” gives a view into the state’s land and beasts that’s striking in its videography and production values.
Take a look, for example at this program on the common loon. Or watch hatchery workers wrestle massive pallid sturgeon to help make the endangered fish reproduce.
And hummingbirds can push a camera operators skills to the limit. But check out this program. Who knew these creatures had so many colors?
So, for its excellent ongoing video series along with plenty of archived video, Montana FWP’s site is the Government Video Website of the Week.
See the September 2009 issue of Government Video for more about Montana FWP–and how wardens are using lawbreakers’ own video against them in the fight against poaching, illegal outfitting and other crimes.
And check out last week’s Website of the Week, where the Department of Energy National Nuclear Safety Administration Nevada Site Office brings us back to the golden age of weapons testing.
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