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Bitterroot, river, United States


river, c.120 mi (190 km) long, rising in SW Mont. and flowing north to join the Clark Fork River near Missoula. A Roman Catholic mission was established on the river in 1841, and missionaries are credited with introducing farming in the area. The Bitterroot Valley experienced rapid population growth in the 1990s.

bitterroot, in botany


see purslanepurslane,
common name for some plants of the Portulaceae, a family of herbs and a few small shrubs, chiefly of the Americas. The portulacas or purslanes (genus Portulaca) include many species indigenous to the United States. The pussley, or common purslane (P.
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of Montana. [Flower Symbolism: Golenpaul, 636]
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According to Adele Douglass, executive Director for HFAC, Bitterroot Bison passed all of the Certified Humane qualifications and can now use the Certified Humane label on their food products.
This work was conducted with approval of the RML Animal Care and Use Committee (protocol #2012-029 and #2013-035), the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (permit #2013-104) and the Bitterroot National Forest (permit #BIT201310).
But I did hear wolves howling in the early hours and wondered how many miles before I reached the last set of peaks and canyons overlooking the Bitterroot Valley.
2004) using vegetation attributes of the Satellite Imagery Land Cover Classification (SILC 1) data (Redmond 1996), and were supplied by the Bitterroot National Forest.
The Corps of Discovery entered the Bitterroot Mountains through Lolo Pass and struggled for two weeks in rugged, forested terrain.
The Bitterroot Fire of 2000 scorched almost 350,000 acres of national forest in Montana.
The bodies of three women have been found with their throats slashed at a hairdresser's salon in Montana's Bitterroot Valley community.
The Bitterroot Bullet Company of Lewiston, Idaho, did much of the pioneer work on this design, which is now common in the Swift, Trophy Bonded, Woodleigh Weldcore, CorBon, Norma Oryx, Northern Precision And North Fork Technologies brands.
Billy Bob is on vacation, hanging out with old friend and Vietnam veteran Doc Voss at his new retreat in Montana's Bitterroot Valley.
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: The Bitterroot Valley of western Montana.
7 million payment to settle the Bitterroot environmental litigation remaining from the Ribi acquisition, and as well as an $8.
The good news is that while much of America has changed in the last 150 years, the Bitterroot Mountains of central Idaho have not.