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Articles with the Tag: Aquatics Invasive Species

Join the Mussel Walk, help save our waters

News from CSKT, Flathead Lakers SALISH POINT —  The Flathead Lake CSKT Mussel Walk will host events about invasive mussels on Thursday, April 12, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Salish Point. There will be student activities on invasive mussel identification and life history, how to clean, drain,...

Flathead Basin Commission ponders next steps, funding still in doubt Flathead Basin Commission ponders next steps, funding still in doubt

POLSON — How to proceed in case an impending 100-percent budget cut goes into effect was the main topic of the Flathead Basin Commission on Nov. 12.  The FBC, which met at the Lake County Courthouse, did not have a quorum of members present but some 25 people in attendance had plenty to say. ...

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...

Hitch seal watercraft now, save time later Hitch seal watercraft now, save time later

News from Flathead Basin Commission During the 2017 legislative session, House Bill 622 was passed into law.  This statute provided the Flathead Basin Commission with the authority to create an Upper Columbia Pilot Program to better protect the Basin from the possible introduction of invasive musse...

Amphibious planes pose dilemma in anti-AIS effort Amphibious planes pose  dilemma in anti-AIS  effort

POLSON – As the battle to prevent aquatic invasive species moves forward, what to do about sea planes may be the next issue on the horizon.  Sea planes, or those that only land or take off on water, pose a particular problem: how to regulate them?  “We’re trying to figure it...

Tribes announce change in emergency watercraft restrictions

News from CSKT Natural Resources The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council took action on Tuesday, Aug. 8 to allow watercraft with electric trolling motors on some Flathead Reservation water bodies. “Tribal scientists and managers are working with Flathead Basin Commission, State of M...

Tribes hire AIS coordinator Tribes hire AIS coordinator

  News from CSKT Natural Resources The Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation announced the new hire of Erik Hanson, Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Coordinator to the Division on June 29. Hanson brings 15 years of experience working on AIS issues and most recently served as AIS ...

Watercraft check station hours expanded

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are operating an additional watercraft check station at the Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation offices at 406 Sixth Ave. E. in Polson. The watercraft check station is open from 7 a.m. t...

New watercraft rules stated

News from the State of Montana The State of Montana now requires all watercraft transported from out of state or transported from east of the Continental Divide into Western Montana to be inspected before launching into Montana waters. Additional Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes regulations apply...

Wellness fair focuses on supporting women Wellness fair focuses on supporting women

PABLO – About 1,400 people filtered through the Women 4 Wellness health fair on Thursday at the Salish Kootenai College campus, which is about 100 more than last year. “Growth has really occurred with the number of health screenings we’ve been able to offer,” said Niki Graham, even...


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