River to Lake Partners


River to Lake partners accept the Wetland Stewardship Award at the Capitol

Over time we have seen a growing ripple effect of neighbor talking to neighbor, building interest in the River to Lake conservation vision and investing conservation and restoration resources in the places they care about.  The results are not only good for conservation but also good for maintaining a sense of community and the quality of life that comes from safeguarding a special place.

River to Lake partners and landowners work together to navigate through the many public and private funding options available to rural landowners.  Organization and agency partners help landowners select appropriate programs and leverage multiple funding sources to maximize the benefits for landowners and conservation results.

Since 2000, the River to Lake Initiative organization and agency partners has been providing conservation and restoration expertise and financial options to private landowners along the Flathead River and at the North Shore of Flathead Lake to craft conservation projects that meet landowners’ individual needs.

By working together, numerous organizations, agencies, and farm families, together, have achieved successful conservation projects throughout the River to Lake project area.

To learn more about the River to Lake Initiative and partners, please visit the links to our partnering organizations or contact us for more information.

River to Lake Initiative Partners include:

American Bird Conservancy

Dan Casey, Coordinator Norther Rockies Bird Conservation Region
33 Second St. Suite 10
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 756-2681

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Lynn Ducharme, Watershed Coordinator
51383 Highway 93 North
PO Box 278
Pablo, Montana 59855
(406) 883-2888
Flathead Audubon

Linda Winnie, Board of Directors member
(406) 755-1406

Flathead Lakers

Constanza von der Pahlen, Critical Lands Program Director
213 1st St. W. #203
P.O. Box 70
Polson, MT 59860
(406) 883-1341
Flathead Land Trust

Laura Katzman, Land Protection Specialist
P.O. Box 1913
Kalispell, MT 59903
(406) 752-8293
Intermountain West Joint Venture

Dave Smith, Coordinator
200 E. Broadway Suite 335
Missoula, MT 59807
(406) 329-3120
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Gael Bissell, Wildlife Biologist
490 North Meridian Rd.
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-4580
Montana Land Reliance
Mark Schiltz, Western Manager
P.O. Box 460
Bigfork, MT 59911
(406) 837-2178
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Angel Rosario, District Conservationist
133 Interstate Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 752-4242
USFWS Partners for Fish and WildlifeUSFWS Partners for Fish & WildlifeRox Rogers
Creston National Fish Hatchery
780 Creston Hatchery Road
Kallispell, MT  59901
(406) 758-6880
FCD old logoFlathead Conservation District
Valerie Kurth, Resource Conservationist
133 Interstate Lane
Kalispell, MT  59901


Flathead River Commission
Contact Flathead Conservation District for information and meetings at (406)-752-4220

Additional information for partners