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Flathead Basin Commission meeting

When Feb 21, 2018
from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where Grouse Mountain Lodge, 2 Fairway Drive, Whitefish MT
Contact Name
Contact Phone (406) 444-0547
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Members of the Flathead Basin Commission (FBC) will hold a meeting on February 21, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Montana (see attached agenda).

Governor Steve Bullock recently appointed four new members to the Commission.The morning portion of the meeting will focus on orienting new Commissioners to the FBC by revisiting the Commission’s enabling legislation, purpose, and status.

In the late-morning and afternoon, the FBC will focus on next steps for the Commission including current and future plans for its aquatic invasive species prevention program, as well as other potential activities related to its mission.

The FBC was established by the Montana Legislature in 1983 to protect the water quality of the Flathead River drainage system. All FBC meetings are open to the public.[1]  For more information, contact Stephanie Hester at 406-444-0547. 

Here's the meeting agenda:

Flathead Basin Commission Meeting

February 21, 2018

Grouse Mountain Lodge

2 Fairway Drive, Whitefish, Mont.



10:00               Introductions/Roll Call/Logistics

  • New appointments

  • Revisit enabling legislation, FBC purpose, by-laws

  • Duties of commissioners

  • Discuss status of meeting minutes from 9/27/17, 11/15/17, 12/18/17


    10:30               FBC Overview and Status

  • Funding and budget

  • Staffing

  • Executive committee and committees


    11:00               FBC Moving Forward

  • Commission rule petition

  • 2018 Field Season

  • Action Item:  Elect chair, vice chair

  • Action Item: commission rule petition


    12:00               Lunch


    1:00                 FBC Moving Forward (cont.)


    1:30                 Role of Flathead Basin Protection Fund


    1:40                 Public Comment

                            New Business


    2:00                 Adjourn



    Agenda is subject to change and item times are approximate.

    The Flathead Basin Commission will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this public meeting. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Stephanie Hester at 406-444-0547 or as soon as possible before the meeting date.

[1]    Agenda is subject to change and times are approximate. Check for the latest agenda and meeting announcements.