January, 2015

2015 Newsletters

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  • R2L News May 2015.  Riparian Restoration Projects Growing • Stories from the Land • July is Montana Open Land Month • New Farm Bill Guide • Smith Lake Bike and Bird Tour  Wetland Plant • Identification Workshop • Montanans for Healthy Rivers Forum • Flathead River Raft Trip • Sandhill Crane Bike and Bird Tour
  • R2L News Winter 2015.  Welcome new Big Sky Watershed Corps member •  $1 Million Grant Approved for Conserving Migratory Bird Habitat • Flathead Lake Watershed Restoration Plan approved • Flathead River Channel Migration Zone Study and Maps available on the Montana State Library website • Farewell to Dan and Susannah Casey • Flathead Audubon hire new Conservation Educator •  Events
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Welcome 2015 Big Sky Watershed Corps member

HeadshotMegan Stockfisch joined the Flathead River to Lake Initiative in January to help continue and expand our Flathead River Steward program.  This is the third year the Flathead Lakers are hosting a Big Sky Watershed Corps (associated with AmeriCorps) member to help initiative partners and interested landowners restore riparian areas along the Flathead River and the north shore of Flathead Lake.

Megan will be assisting River to Lake Initiative partners, including landowners, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Flathead Conservation District, and the Flathead Lakers plan and implement restoration projects, such as riparian fencing, planting, and weeding, and education projects, such as sharing information with landowners about financial assistance programs for restoration and conservation projects.

She will also help coordinate volunteer river restoration and clean-up projects, and conduct water education activities for students. Watch for new volunteer opportunities next summer!

Megan will work closely with Aaron Clausen who served as our Corps member last year. Aaron is staying on with the Flathead River Steward program to help transition and build the program from the two-year pilot project into a permanent program.

Megan graduated from University of California Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences.  Megan loves to fish, hike, camp, kayak, and anything to do with plants.  She is looking forward to engaging with river landowners to learn about their concerns and help with restoration challenges.

Megan and Aaron are based at the Natural Resource Conservation Service office in Kalispell. They can be reached at 406-752-4242 extension 109. Megan can be reached by email at riversteward15@gmail.com. Aaron can be reached at riversteward@outlook.com.

Welcome to the Flathead and the River to Lake Initiative, Megan!

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