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Since 2000, Flathead 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, farm families, numerous organizations and agencies have achieved successful conservation projects throughout the Flathead 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.


Flathead Audubon

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

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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

Kris Tempel, Resource Specialist, Habitat Conservation Program
490 North Meridian Rd.
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-4573


Montana Land Reliance

Mark Schiltz, Western Manager
P.O. Box 460
Bigfork, MT 59911
(406) 837-2178

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Lynn Ducharme, Watershed Coordinator
51383 Highway 93 North
PO Box 278
Pablo, Montana 59855
(406) 883-2888


USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Angel Rosario, District Conservationist
133 Interstate Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 752-4242

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Flathead 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


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Beverly Skinner
Wildlife Biologist
Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge
6295 Pleasant Valley Road
Marion, Montana 59925

406-858- 2286

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