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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Basin Commission

Clean up event to issue prizes

FLATHEAD WATERSHED AREAS — The Flathead Basin Commission, the Flathead Conservation District, the Flathead Rivers Alliance, the Flathead Lakers, and the Lake County Conservation District are co-hosting a cleanup event in the Flathead Watershed. The 2022 Flathead Waters Cleanup Event is a volunteer even...

Volunteers collect vital information to combat water pollution Volunteers collect vital information to combat water pollution

POLSON — Armed with tape measures and aerial maps, a small army of volunteers wearing bright yellow safety vests took to the city streets of Polson last Thursday to help reduce the amount of pollutants entering Flathead Lake from stormwater runoff. “The purpose of this project is to determine ...

Volunteers invited to help map stormwater, protect lake

POLSON – When it rains in downtown Polson, the water moves over farmland, streets and rooftops, and much of it eventually ends up in Flathead Lake. The Flathead Basin Commission wants to know how that water moves through the city’s stormwater system, and they’re looking to locals for help. ...

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. &...

New group forms to fill FBC void, protect watersheds

News from Watershed Protection Advocates Northwest Montana has a new organization dedicated to the protection of our priceless watersheds. As expressed in its mission statement, Watershed Protection Advocates of Northwest Montana (WPA) is committed to “supporting and encouraging sustainable, thoug...

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 ...

Special session gets mixed reaction from local legislators

POLSON — The Montana Legislature was able to fill a projected $227 million budget deficit during a special session held mid November.  State Rep. Greg Hertz, R-Polson, said it was a difficult task.  Some legislators met for committee meetings on Monday, Nov. 13, and the session official...

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...


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