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Phil Jackson supports preservation of Flathead Lake Phil Jackson supports preservation of Flathead Lake

Unceasing change was the theme of basketball giant Phil Jackson’s talk to the Flathead Lakers last Friday in Polson. The Montana native, who played as a power forward with the New York Knicks before leading the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to a combined 11 NBA titles, recounted his long history...

Fall Mack Days starts Sept. 16 Fall Mack Days starts Sept. 16

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE – Fall Mack Days on Flathead Lake will be held Thursday, Sept. 16 to Sunday, Nov. 14.  The event is sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and is used as a management tool to reduce the numbers of non-native lake trout in Flathead Lake. ...

Watercraft inspections resume as Mack Days begins

News from Montana FWP  MONTANA — With the arrival of warmer weather and the start of Spring Mack Days on Flathead Lake, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering watercraft inspections at its office in Kalispell. Inspection stations are the first line of defense to stop the spread of aq...

Watercraft Inspections Resume in Northwest Montana

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL — Watercraft inspection stations are reopening across northwest Montana, starting with early-season operations in Kalispell and Ravalli. In an effort to protect Montana’s waters from harmful aquatic invasive species, Montana Fish, Wildl...

Montana sovereignty threatened

Editor, The Montana Water Rights Protection Act was recently introduced to the U.S. Senate as an “amendment” and “fix” to the flawed 2015 Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Water Compact.  Senator Dr. Al Olszewski, of Kalispell, who is running for Montana State ...

Watercraft inspection stations to open in Montana

News from FWP The first watercraft inspection stations of 2019 will open this month in Kalispell, Ravalli and Browning. Watercraft inspection stations are Montana’s first line of defense to prevent the movement of aquatic invasive species.   The Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 1 office i...

It’s not your imagination: the snowpack is low It’s not your imagination: the snowpack is low

POLSON — Snowpack is lower than average throughout western Montana. And, the Flathead basin received the least amount of snow, compared to average, of any region in western Montana.  The upper Clark Fork basin, near Butte, has seen the highest percentage of average snowpack in western Montana, ...

Speaker shares insights on tackling watershed threats

News from the Flathead Lakers Quality science, engaged citizens, and cooperation among resource management agencies are the key components needed to address threats to Flathead Lake and its watershed. That was the message shared by Rich Moy, keynote speaker at the Flathead Lakers 2018 Annual Meeting. &...


RAVALLI – Efforts to keep invasive mussels out of Flathead Lake are in full force again this year as watercraft inspection stations opened in Ravalli, Blue Bay and Kalispell last week.  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are teaming up and doubling ...

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