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Articles with the Tag: Columbia River Basin

$7M allocated to protect Columbia headwaters $7M allocated to protect Columbia headwaters

  News from Western Montana Conservation Commission HELENA – The Western Montana Conservation Commission (WMCC) is proud to announce a groundbreaking initiative aimed at mitigating toxic pollution in the headwaters of the Columbia River Basin. Bolstered by a $7 million grant through the Bipart...

One-sided dam breaching effort doomed to fail

News from the office of Senator Steve Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines, along with Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), sent a letter to President Biden regarding severe concerns over the administration’s efforts to breach the lower Snake River dams.  ...

Confederated Salish, Kootenai Tribes awarded millions in grants

PABLO — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are pleased to announce various successful grant awards that focus on efforts for restoration, conservation and preservation of homelands across the Flathead Indian Reservation. “The initiatives reflected in these grant awards are areas of fo...

Trudeau hosts the world on biodiversity, but dismisses first nations at home

News from the CSKT, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, and Ktunaxa Nation Council CANADA — As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosts the international community in Montreal this week for the United Nations Biodiversity Conference, the six Indigenous governments from the transboundary Ktunaxa Nation ar...

Climatologists, CSKT address local climate realities Climatologists, CSKT address local climate realities

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Climate extremes in Montana and possible solutions were the topics of a statewide webinar hosted by the League of Women Voters on Nov. 16.  Speakers included State Climatologist, Kelsey Jensco, Department Head for Historic Preservation for the CSKT, Mike Durglo Jr., and G...

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...

Anti-AIS bill passes Senate, heads to House Anti-AIS bill passes Senate, heads to House

State Sen. Chas Vincent, R-Libby, is doing his best to prevent mussels from infesting the Columbia River Basin. Vincent filed a bill, SB 363, at the “11th hour” in order to fund mussel prevention efforts in the state. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks earlier this year requested $10.2 millio...

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