Flathead Basin Information
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), in concert with
the Clark Fork River Basin Task Force, has launched an initiative to update the State
Water Plan for the Clark Fork River Basin. The Task Force consists of representatives
from key water interests including: agriculture, conservation, industry, municipal,
recreation and tribal. DNRC and the Task Force have scheduled a series of meetings to
identify and prioritize water issues that will be addressed through the planning process.
Public involvement is a critical step in this process.
Regional meetings are set for the following dates and locations:
The Flathead Basin Commission, in conjunction with the Governor's Office and the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC), is assisting with the implementation of the B.C.-MT Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU prohibited strip mining in the B.C. Flathead, and focuses on issues ranging from the protection of transboundary fish and wildlife populations to green energy development. The Phase I scope of work for the MOU is currently underway, and focuses on fisheries protection and Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention.