This app focuses on riparian animals commonly encountered along streams of the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana. It includes fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds. For each species, it includes photos showing identifying characteristics, a description of the animal, the species' conservation status and sensitivity to climate change, and a range map. For each of the mammals, a track guide is included, and where appropriate, audio recordings of sounds the animal makes. The app also includes songs and calls for each of the bird species. Audio buttons play the Salish and Kootenai names for each animal. The app also allows students to report their sightings o the Tribes’ Natural Resource Department where they will be posted on a special student page on the Tribes’ website.
In addition, the app includes maps of 4,456 acres of Tribal fish and wildlife mitigation lands found within the Lower Flathead River corridor. These lands, managed to enhance native habitats and wildlife and fish populations, are rich places to observe and study fish and wildlife and great places for school field trips. The app’s maps are accompanied by a description that includes an audio file of the Salish place name (in Salish with the English translation).
Tribal cultural values related to the land and to animals are integrated into the app by linking specific cultural information with each of the animals. Both Salish and Kootenai cultural knowledge is included.
Finally, the app includes nature activities that teachers can use with their students, including: counting species, identifying tracks, adopting a mitigation area, learning Salish and Kootenai animal names, writing a journal, and having fun.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Corrected an issue with the observation reporting form.
Ratings and Reviews
So useful for learning Salish/Kootenai
This app is amazing for learning Salish and Kootenai tribal language and culture for wildlife found around the Flathead river! Invaluable resource!
Flathead Valley MT app
This is a great resource. It is well organized and has the added bonus of tribal language vocabulary and audio. Having read about it in the local paper, the Valley Journal, I feel so lucky to have discovered this fabulous free App.
Useful and educational app. Includes detailed information. Native translation and audio is really cool! Thank you!
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- David Rockwell
- 117.4 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 6.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- © 2014 Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes