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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Lake

Spring Mack Days finishes seventh week

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE – The nine-week-long 2019 Spring Mack Days fishing event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ends on May 19.  It is not too late to get entries in the lottery drawing and be eligible for one of the many prizes. One entry is allowed fo...

Students search for aquatic invasive species Students search for aquatic invasive species

POLSON — Seventh grade students from the Polson Middle school gathered along the sunny shoreline of Salish Point on Friday morning as part of an educational series in the ongoing fight against aquatic invasive species. Friday’s event, hosted by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and M...

Biological station director elected to National Academy of Sciences Biological station director elected to National Academy of Sciences

UM News Service YELLOW BAY – Flathead Lake Biological Station Director and Bierman Professor of Ecology Jim Elser has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in scientific research. “We are so pleased that the scient...

Invasive mussels called the real Flathead Lake Monster Invasive mussels called the real Flathead Lake Monster

POLSON – Clean, drain and dry are the measures citizens can take to ensure that zebra and quagga mussels and other aquatic invasive species never enter Flathead Lake. Tom Bansak, an aquatic ecologist who serves as assistant director of the Flathead Lake Biological Station, shared his prevention message...

Spring Mack Days celebrates fourth week Spring Mack Days celebrates fourth week

News from CSKT Natural Resouces Department  FLATHEAD LAKE – Kalispell angler and five-time Spring Mack Days top angler Jason Mahlen is expanding his lake trout lead by a slim margin in the 2019 Spring Mack Days Fishing Event.   Jason turned in two perfect 100-limits on Friday and Satu...

Flathead cherry crop expected to be later this season Flathead cherry crop expected to be later this season

YELLOW BAY – The Community Clubhouse was full of talk about soil health, bud size and harvest dates at the Flathead Cherry Growers co-operative meeting. According to Bruce Johnson, President of the co-op’s board of directors, the event serves as a springboard for the coming season. Growers lea...

Learn about invasive mussels Learn about invasive mussels

POLSON — “Invasive Mussels: What You Need to Know” by Tom Bansak will be Mission Mountain Audubon’s evening program on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Polson library meeting room. Everyone is welcome. Come learn what all the fuss is about. This presentation will cover the biolo...

Earth Day clean up at Flathead Lake state park needs volunteers

News from the Montana State Parks  BIGFORK – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites you to help clean up our public land in celebration of Earth Day at Flathead Lake State Park - Wayfarers Unit on Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m.   Join us for our Earth Day event to help clean ...

Flathead Lake stars in new 1970s novel Flathead Lake stars in new 1970s novel

POLSON – Local author Maggie Plummer has published a new novel entitled “Bell-Bottom Gypsy: A Jessie Morgan Novel.” The first in a four-book series, the novel is a departure from the author’s two works of historical fiction, “Spirited Away” and “Daring Passage.&rdquo...

Flathead nearly freezes over for first time since 1993 Flathead nearly freezes over for first time since 1993

By Mary Auld for the Valley Journal POLSON – Sequential cold fronts and low wind created an anomaly during the first week of March: 90 to 95 percent of Flathead Lake’s surface froze. Aside from a few open channels in the narrows outside of Polson Bay, the lake froze shore to shore. Flathead...


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