Fort Belknap Team Requests Sightings of Swift Fox


Members of the public are encouraged to report any swift fox sightings south of the Milk River in Blaine, Phillips, and Valley counties. Swift foxes can be recognized by their small size and their body-length tail with a black tip, and may have a black GPS collar as shown above. Photo credit: Johnny Stutzman.

Fort Belknap Indian Community is seeking the public's help with monitoring the success of the swift fox reintroduction. Since 2020, the Fort Belknap Indian Community has been reintroducing swift foxes. Swift foxes were absent from the area for over 50 years, and in addition to the cultural significance of returning a species to Nakoda and Aaniiih sovereign land, the reintroduction promotes connectivity between two portions of the swift fox range separated by over 200 miles.

Swift foxes can be identified by their small size, long black-tipped tails, and black patches on either side of their...

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