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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 ...

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...

Walk this way Walk this way

More student participants made for a little more muscle being put into this year’s Mussel Walk.  The second annual event was held April 24 and involved 60 local middle and high school students from Arlee and St. Ignatius looking for anything suspicious along the shores of Flathead Lake. Mike...

CSKT stepping up to fully fund Pablo inspection station CSKT stepping up to fully fund Pablo inspection station

PABLO — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are putting a little more muscle into the fight against mussels. CSKT is contributing $17,000 this year to operate an inspection station in Pablo, according to Mike Durglo, the tribes’ environmental director. Last year, the tribes gave $10,00...

Don’t move a mussel

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes WESTERN MONTANA — The public is invited to attend public meetings to learn about invasive mussels and what we can all do to prevent their spread into the Flathead Basin. Presentations will be made by Flathead Lake Biological Station, Flathea...

Commission supports creation of hazmat task force due to oil transport concerns

POLSON – The Flathead Basin Commission has come out in support of creation of a statewide hazardous materials response and preparedness task force. The commission voted recently to endorse the legislation, HB 296, sponsored by state Rep. Denise Hayman, D-Bozeman. The commission considered the issue ...

Pounds of Prevention Pounds of Prevention

POLSON – Doubling the number of watercraft inspection stations is just one part of a multi-pronged effort planned by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks as it attempts to prevent mussel infestations across the state. Adding 17 water inspection stations to the 17 the state had last year is one part of t...

Commissioners approve additional funding for mussel prevention Commissioners approve additional funding for mussel prevention

POLSON – Responding to the threat of an aquatic invasive species, the Lake County commissioners last week approved an additional $5,000 in funding for the Flathead Basin Commission’s efforts to stop a mussel infestation in Flathead Lake. The added funding comes in addition to the $5,000 the co...


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