In 2016, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks purchased 77 acres along the north shore of Flathead Lake in February, bringing the North Shore Wildlife Management Area up to 426 acres.
This conservation project helps protect water quality in Flathead Lake expands conservation of habitat used by tens of thousands of migratory birds.
This project adds an additional puzzle piece of important conserved land to our beloved north shore of Flathead Lake that will greatly benefit waterfowl, wildlife, water quality, and public access. We are very pleased to have had a role in making this happen for the Flathead community,” said Paul Travis, Flathead Land Trust executive director.
Flathead Land Trust initiated and helped facilitate this conservation project. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks secured funding from the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Grant program for the project in conjunction with a sale 25 percent below market value by the landowner.
The North Shore WMA is closed to all public use from the last day in February at 11:59 pm to July 15th at noon to protect habitat for waterfowl migration and nesting. For more information visit Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks‘ website.