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There is also an excellent community calendar on the NFLA website. Double check there in case we miss some of their events.
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6:30 pm: House District 3 Candidate Forum!
6:30 pm -
Mark your calendars! Following is a message from Michelle (Kenna) Halsey...
Since the summer of 2017, The North Fork Forum has facilitated regular community discussions about the U.S. Constitution and related issues. Our goal has been to create a community dialogue that can bridge the political divide that is now so apparent in our government/political system. As we look forward to the upcoming elections, it seems only natural to continue this dialogue process!
As part of that continuing effort, we are hosting a candidate forum in advance of the 2018 midterm elections for the Montana State House of Representatives.
As you likely know, Polebridge is represented in House District 3 (HD3) by incumbent Democrat Zac Perry, who is being challenged by Republican Jerry O’Neil and Libertarian Shawn Guymon. HD3 also includes Columbia Falls and parts of Hungry Horse. All three candidates have accepted an invitation to attend our candidate forum!
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to come get to know your candidates! The event will be moderated by Nicky Ouellet, the Flathead Valley Reporter from Montana Public Radio! Each candidate will have an opportunity to respond to questions submitted by the community. More details will follow, but for now, please save the date!
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm!
Please bring a snack to share!
Questions? Email Kenna Halsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 971-244-8500
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12:00 pm: Webinar for Wildfires and insurance: learn how to be financially prepared
12:00 pm -
The 2018 Fire Prevention Week theme is "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fires can happen anywhere." As part of this year’s annual campaign, a panel of insurance experts will share important homeowners insurance information, along with details on what to expect while navigating the post-fire claim process during an October 10 webinar. The panel will provide helpful insights in addition to a live 15-minute question and answer session.
When? Wednesday, October 10, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT (Noon our time)
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12:00 pm: Public Invited to Mt. Brown Hawk Watch Event
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glacier National Park will host a Mt. Brown Hawk Watch Program on Saturday, October 13 from 12 pm- 4 pm near Lake McDonald Lodge. Park biologists will teach volunteers how to identify and count migrating raptors. The event is part of the park’s Year of the Bird celebration.
Participants should bring binoculars and prepare to count Golden Eagles on their annual migration south past Mount Brown. Biologists, park staff, and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the integral role of raptors in our ecosystems, the risks they face, and why Glacier has started the Mount Brown Hawk Watch Program. The event will begin at the Golden Eagle interpretive sign near Jammer Joe’s parking lot; snacks and hot beverages will be provided. Attendees need not stay for the whole time. Volunteers can also hike to an observation point just below Mount Brown Lookout. People interested in hiking up Mount Brown should call the Glacier Citizen Science Office for hike times and additional details.
Each year in the fall, golden eagles migrate from northern breeding grounds to warmer climates. One of the most important North American golden eagle migration routes passes directly through Glacier National Park along the Continental Divide. Large numbers of other raptors also use this migration corridor during the fall and spring months.
In the mid-1990s biologists documented nearly 2,000 golden eagles migrating past Mount Brown annually. Recent data from outside Glacier National Park indicate significant declines in golden eagle numbers. Due to this concern, the park initiated a Citizen Science Raptor Migration Project in 2011 to investigate possible locations for a Hawk Watch site. Hawk Watch sites are part of an international effort to track long-term raptor population trends using systematic migrating raptor counts. Observers also record data on sex, age, color morph and behavior of raptors, as well as weather and environmental conditions. To see a map of Hawk Watch sites around the world go to https://www.hawkcount.org/sitesel.php
The Year of the Bird marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and the important roles birds play in our ecosystems. The National Park Service has joined in with the National Audubon Society, National Geographic, Bird Life International, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and 200 other organizations to celebrate this momentous anniversary. The MBTA has protected billions of birds since its inception. The U.S. and Canada first signed it into law in 1918. In 1936, international governments expanded the MBTA to include Mexico, followed by Japan and the former USSR (1970s).
Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates and the Glacier National Park Conservancy donors provide support for this program. Contact e-mail us or call (406) 888-7986 for more information.
|October 14, 2018
5:00 pm: North Fork Land Use Advisory Committee Meeting
5:00 pm -
This coming Sunday October 14th the North Fork Land Use Advisory Committee will be meeting to discuss and review our Neighborhood Planning and Zoning as required every ten years. It will be held at 5:00pm at Sondreson Hall, just prior to the regular NFLA monthly meeting. This is an opportunity to give input on this plan developed many years ago to preserve and protect our unique way of life. If there are any questions or comments please contact me at email@example.com or 406-640-3184. We hope to see you there!
7:00 pm: NFLA General Meeting Sondreson Hall
7:00 pm -
7pm Slide Presentation by Lois Walker “A Glimpse of North Fork History: Schools, Teachers, Post Offices” General meeting 8pm. Bring a snack to share, and meet your neighbors! Irv Heitz, host. Annual Food Drive collection for local Food Banks.
|October 15, 2018||October 16, 2018||October 17, 2018
5:45 pm: Flathead Wild and Scenic River: Comprehensive River Management Plan Recreation and Scenery Outstandingly Remarkable Value Meeting5:45 pm: Flathead Wild and Scenic River: Comprehensive River Management Plan Recreation and Scenery Outstandingly Remarkable Value Meeting
5:45 pm - 8:30 pm
The Flathead National Forest, in coordination and partnership with Glacier National Park, has begun the process to prepare a Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for the 3-Forks of the Flathead River. Project activities will include reviewing the existing Flathead River Wild and Scenic River Recreation Management Direction and River Management Plan.
The 3-Forks of the Flathead was designated a Wild and Scenic River in 1976 and is a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The river and surrounding lands offer recreational opportunities and access to outstanding resources for a variety of public lands users. The CRMP will address the current status of these resources, outline goals and desired conditions, determine user capacities, and create a monitoring strategy and plan to carry forward. The public is encouraged to contribute to this planning effort that will secure the outstanding remarkable values of the 3-Forks of the Flathead River for future generations. The planning team is interested in diverse stakeholder input as we develop the CRMP.
Resource-focused public listening and learning sessions began in May and will continue through October. This upcoming meeting on Wednesday, October 17, will focus on scenery and recreation monitoring, management, and concerns as part of the efforts to develop the CRMP. The meeting will be held in the lower level of the Arts and Technology Building at Flathead Valley Community College. A campus map can be found here: https://www.fvcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-11-Campus-Map-Large-WEB.pdf .
An introductory presentation on the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act for those new to the CRMP process will begin at 5:45pm. The main meeting will be from 6 pm to 8:30 pm and will include presentations on recent recreation monitoring conducted by the University of Montana (UM), as well as information from the Ranger Districts and Glacier National Park on ongoing monitoring efforts and some facilitated discussion on how recreation will be addressed in the CRMP. At this meeting we will have a presenter from UM in addition to the speakers from the Forest Service and Park Service. In preparation for this meeting, we have posted past recreation planning and monitoring documents on the CRMP website. Information pertinent to this meeting, links to past meeting materials, and the meeting schedule are posted on the CRMP website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/flathead/home/?cid=fseprd573051&width=full
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