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Upper Columbia Conservation Commission meeting

When Jun 13, 2018
from 08:30 AM to 03:30 PM
Where Flathead Lake Biological Station, 32125 Bio Station Lane, Polson MT
Contact Name
Contact Phone (406) 444-2951
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Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Flathead Lake Biological Station

32125 Bio Station Ln., , Polson, MT 59860


8:30 AM Welcome & Agenda Lori Curtis, Chair UC3, Cons. Districts  Rep.; Science & Education Director,

Whitefish Lake Institute

8:40 AM       Introductions All

9:10 AM      Approval of Minutes

9:15 AM      Comparison of Regional AIS State Funding Mechanisms
Hope Stockwell, Policy Analyst for Legislative Services

10:00 AM    BPA Fish & Wildlife Mitigation Funding and Northwest Conservation Council Overview
Kerry Berg, Northwest Power & Conservation Council Montana staff

10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM Seaplane AIS Update        Peter Gross, MT Seaplane Pilots Assoc.

11:00 AM Recent Events/UC3 Representation

-eDNA Science Advisory Panel Summary & Report:     Tom Woolf, AIS Bureau Chief

-Clark Fork Kootenai River Basin Working Group:          Lori Curtis

-Flathead Basin Commission:                   Mark Bostrom

11:30 AM Budget Update, Funding/Grant Process Moving Forward     Kate Wilson

-Bureau of Reclamation Funding Opportunity ($120,000)

-DNRC AIS Grant ($15,000)

12:00 PM          UC3 Website Update Kate Wilson

12:10 PM          Lunch

1:10 PM            AIS Program & Containment Updates
Tom Woolf, AIS Bureau Chief; Erik Hanson, CSKT; Other Organizations w/Updates

1:30 PM            Committee Reports, Discussion & Voting on Committee Recommendations: Education & Outreach; Early Detection & Monitoring; Watercraft Inspections; Response & Preparedness

2:15 PM Action Items: Discussion & potential recommendations on state funding mechanisms, program components, and containment elements

2:45 PM Public Comment Lori Curtis, All

3:00 PM Next meeting Kate Wilson

3:15 PM Wrap-up & Adjourn Lori Curtis & Kate Wilson

All Upper Columbia Conservation Commission (UC3) meetings are open to the public. The UC3 will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this public meeting. Please contact Kate Wilson ( as soon as possible before the meeting date