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Articles with the Tag: AIS

Board hears about successful wildlife management programs Board hears about successful wildlife management programs

POLSON – The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board met to talk about the many projects that happened last year and what will come in the future during a meeting on Wednesday, May 23, at the Polson library. The State of Montana and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes started the board ...

Ravalli watercraft check station soon to be open 24/7 Ravalli watercraft check station soon to be open 24/7

PABLO – The Flathead Basin Commission recently met to discuss a number of things pertaining to the protection of the quality of the entire Flathead Lake with aquatic invasive species at the forefront of the discussion. The meeting was held on Wednesday, April 25, at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai...

UC3 meets, discusses AIS prevention

POLSON — Working together to combat aquatic invasive species was the theme of last week’s Upper Columbia Conservation Commission meeting. The meeting, which was held at KwaTaqNuk Dec. 11-12, resulted in a “very diverse, large number of organizations” that agreed to move forward in ...

Fighting to protect the Flathead Fighting to protect the Flathead

POLSON — An impending state budget cut has forced the Flathead Basin Commission to consider alternative funding mechanisms, including a possible alliance with Lake and Flathead counties and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The FBC is a state entity that was created in 1983 to protect the...

Boat inspections offered 7 days a week in Polson

In order to keep aquatic invasive mussels from entering Flathead Reservation waters, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes offer boat inspections at 406 Sixth Ave. E. in Polson from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday. For more information about ...

AIS efforts ramping up, paying off AIS efforts ramping up, paying off

POLSON – The state’s anti-aquatic invasive species efforts are paying off. On May 21, a boat headed to the Flathead Valley was stopped on the Blackfeet Reservation in Seville and found to have non-native mussel remnants, i.e. byssal threads that mussels use to attach to various objects includi...

Anti-AIS bill passes, waiting for governor’s signature

A Senate bill that would fund $13.9 million over two years to fight aquatic invasive species has been approved by the Legislature and waits for the governor’s signature. All indications are that Gov. Steve Bullock will sign the bill, which is an attempt to prevent mussels from expanding from eastern...

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