New Signs at Ninepipe and Pablo National Wildlife Refuges in Montana are Markers and Milestones

Visitors to the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge and Pablo National Wildlife Refuge in Montana can now get their bearings spatially, and culturally, with new signs that offer a true sense of place. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes recently installed entrance signs that identify the refuges in the Séliš (Salish), Ql̓ispé (also known as Pend d’Oreille or Kalispel), Ksanka (also known as Kootenai) and English languages. They feature the names of the refuges in each language, as well as an English translation of the name’s meaning. For example, the Séliš- Ql̓ispé name for Pablo National Wildlife Refuge translates to “Trees-Tapering-to-a-Point Human-made Lake.”