How You Can Help

You can part of the Flathead River to Lake legacy of good stewardship so that people can enjoy our Flathead natural heritage for generations to come.

Start a Project

Think about initiating a conservation or restoration project on your property.

  • A conservation easement can protect your property’s conservation values for the future.
  • A restoration project can restore a riparian area, wetland, fish and wildlife habitat, or address stream bank erosion.
  • Implementing Best Management Practices on your property can minimize impacts from development, farming and grazing, and protect clean water, fish and wildlife and soils.


Help advance conservation of critical lands along the Flathead River and Flathead Lake’s North Shore.

SPREAD THE WORD: Your story, neighbor to neighbor, word of mouth … about how special this place is, what is being done to preserve its values, and what we can do to keep it special … is a powerful story.

  • Tell your friends and neighbors about the River to Lake Initiative and the special areas we are protecting.  Invite a River to Lake Initiative representative to share information about conservation or restoration options.
  • Invite your friends and neighbors to see your own conservation project.
  • Lead a tour of your conservation or restoration project for interested landowners.
  • Tell us your ideas to help spread the word and protect this special place.

HELP WITH RESTORATION: We have restoration projects that could use a hand with planting, monitoring, watering, and weeding.  Call our River Steward, Aaron Clausen, at 406-752-4242 extension 109,  or e-mail him at to find out how you might help or if you need help on your property.  These are usually Spring, Summer or Fall activities.

OTHER: Whether you are an event organizer, a real estate agent, a boy/girl scout leader, a cook, or a fisherman, or simply love to lead walks or have stories to tell, your experience and skill could help the River to Lake Initiative. We welcome your help and ideas.  Give us a call.


Contact us to learn more about any of these opportunities or to discuss your own ideas about How You Can Help.