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2019 Winter Interlocal Announcement – Feb. 20

By | February 13, 2019

From Bill Walker…

The Winter 2019 Interlocal Meeting will be hosted by Flathead County. It is scheduled to be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, February 20 at the Flathead Forest headquarters building, 650 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell, MT 59901. (The Forest Service volunteered to supply meeting space.) The meeting usually lasts abut three hours.

The Interlocal Agreement provides for face-to-face contact with representatives of agencies whose policies and actions affect the North Fork. Interlocal Agreement meetings are held in the winter (in town) and summer (at Sondreson Hall). Agency attendees include Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Montana Department of State Lands, U.S. Border Patrol, Glacier National Park, Flathead National Forest, U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service and Flathead County.

This is always a very interesting meeting, with reports from a range of government agencies and local organizations and often some quite vigorous discussion.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.


February 2019 Snowshoe Softball

By | February 17, 2019

Here is what Dawn had to say… One of the largest crowds to play snow shoe softball in the north fork braved the ten degree weather to have fun at Jim & Lorna Rittenburg’s. Afterward we were all treated to another amazing potluck by the northfork cooks. It was a fun day for all.

Thanks Dawn for the wonderful photos!

Dealing with Winter

By | February 14, 2019

Dealing with winter

It seems only a short time ago I was commenting on our “open winter,” very little snow and above normal temperatures. Even the North Fork road was a fright, with water running on an ice surface. It was so slick that the Heaphys chained up all four tires to get to town for snowmobile training with North Valley Search and Rescue.

Plant talk

By | February 14, 2019

The Montana Native Plant Society will host a talk by ecologist, botanist and photographer, Lech Naumovich, on native perennial grasslands and prairies, manzanita scrub and inland dune restoration in the City of San Francisco, as well as including human communities in the process in a thoughtful and ecologically relevant manner. The talk is at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the North Valley Community Building in Columbia Falls on Nucleus Avenue and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rachel Potter at 406-892-2446, email mnps.flathead@gmail.com or view the Montana Native Plant Society website at www.mtnativeplants.org.

Litigation Threatens Newly Minted Flathead Forest Plan

By | February 14, 2019

Litigation Threatens Newly Minted Flathead Forest Plan – Flathead Beacon

A newly minted management plan for the Flathead National Forest to guide a wide range of uses on 2.4 million acres will face opposition as a pair of Montana conservation groups announced their intent to challenge the plan, saying it “abandons key measures that have protected grizzly bear and bull trout habitat on the Forest for more than two decades.”