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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.


Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

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

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Flathead Audubon

Gael Bissell, President
P.O. Box 9173 | Kalispell MT 59901
(406) 261-2255


Flathead Conservation District

Samantha Tappenbeck, Resource Conservationist
133 Interstate Lane
Kalispell, MT  59901
(406) 752-4220

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Flathead Lakers

Constanza von der Pahlen, Critical Lands Program Director
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

City of Kalispell

Kalispell Public Works

Gina Hodges, Environmental Specialist
P.O. Box 1997
Kalispell, MT 59903
(406) 758-5705


Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Leah Breidinger, Habitat Conservation Biologist
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

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Western Montana Conservation Commission

Casey Lewis, Executive Director
(406) 241-7475

Flathead River Commission

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


USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Sean Johnson, District Conservationist
133 Interstate Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 752-4242  x 104


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


Upper Flathead Neighborhood Association

Shirley Folkwein
258 Shooting Star Drive
Columbia Falls, Montana 59912
(406) 890-1659

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