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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

March 17, 2019

Montana at 3 p.m.

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DOGS AND TURTLES

IOWA CITY, Iowa _ Specially-trained dogs from Montana are coming to Iowa to help round up a rare and threatened turtle species. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the Bur Oak Land Trust is coordinating the project this spring to help gather the ornate box turtle, Iowa’s only native terrestrial turtle. SENT: 346 words.

IN BRIEF:

ONLINE EDUCATION _ The University of Montana is moving forward with a plan to add online courses intended for students who live far from its traditional campus amid shrinking enrollment numbers.

YELLOWSTONE BIOLOGIST AWARD _ The Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative has awarded its Craighead Conservation Award to Yellowstone National Park biologist PJ White.

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