Megan Stockfisch joined the Flathead River to Lake Initiative in January to help continue and expand our Flathead River Steward program. This is the third year the Flathead Lakers are hosting a Big Sky Watershed Corps (associated with AmeriCorps) member to help initiative partners and interested landowners restore riparian areas along the Flathead River and the north shore of Flathead Lake.
Megan will be assisting River to Lake Initiative partners, including landowners, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Flathead Conservation District, and the Flathead Lakers plan and implement restoration projects, such as riparian fencing, planting, and weeding, and education projects, such as sharing information with landowners about financial assistance programs for restoration and conservation projects.
She will also help coordinate volunteer river restoration and clean-up projects, and conduct water education activities for students. Watch for new volunteer opportunities next summer!
Megan will work closely with Aaron Clausen who served as our Corps member last year. Aaron is staying on with the Flathead River Steward program to help transition and build the program from the two-year pilot project into a permanent program.
Megan graduated from University of California Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Megan loves to fish, hike, camp, kayak, and anything to do with plants. She is looking forward to engaging with river landowners to learn about their concerns and help with restoration challenges.
Megan and Aaron are based at the Natural Resource Conservation Service office in Kalispell. They can be reached at 406-752-4242 extension 109. Megan can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Aaron can be reached at email@example.com.
Welcome to the Flathead and the River to Lake Initiative, Megan!