Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Torrey Ritter
FWP Nongame Wildlife Biologist 

The little known invasive threats to area wetlands


Kristi DuBois

The bullfrog is an invasive species to Montana. Once introduced to an area they reproduce too quickly and spread too rapidly to be controlled.

The Seeley-Swan area boasts an exceptional number of wetlands and variety of wetland types, from the giant lakes where loons and eagles chase fish to the wet meadows amongst the forests where rare plants grow and great gray owls hunt voles and pocket gophers. Wetlands are biodiversity hotspots, containing the greatest abundance and diversity of organisms of any habitat type in Montana. Wetlands also greatly benefit humans through storing and filtering the water we use, controlling the spread of wildfires and supporting local economies through recreation.

The wetlands in the Seeley-Swan area...

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