Flathead Lakers Critical Lands Program Director Constanza von der Pahlen presented the Flathead Lakers stewardship award to Montana Fish Wildlife Parks. The award is given to an individual or organization who make a significant contribution to protecting Flathead Lake and clean water.
Von der Pahlen commended the Kalispell FWP staff for their work to protect wetlands, riparian habitat, and floodplains along the Flathead River and north shore of Flathead Lake. FWP is an important conservation partner. Recognition was given to Regional Fisheries Mitigation Coordinator Joel Tohtz, Wildlife Biologist Gael Bissell, Conservation Technician Kris Tempel, Wildlife Mitigation Coordinator Alan Wood, and Fish Technician John Wachsmuth.
Tohtz accepted the award on behalf of Fish, Wildlife & Parks. He credited the Region 1 office’s tremendous field staff for their work and said “We all very much appreciate this recognition. On behalf of my staff, thank you for what the Flathead Lakers do.”