The Flathead Reservation Water Management Board is an independent board created by the CSKT- Montana water rights compact (MCA 85-20-1901) and the Unitary Administration and Management Ordinance (MCA 85-20-1902 and CSKT Ordinance No. 111-A) to be the exclusive regulatory body for water rights administration on the Flathead Indian Reservation, including the issuance of new water rights and change applications. The Compact became effective on September 17, 2021 which triggered the process laid out in the compact for appointing members of the board. The Governor of the State of Montana, in consultation with county commissioners of counties overlapping the reservation, appoints two members; the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Tribal Council appoints two; and the four appointed members select a fifth. The Secretary of the Interior appoints a sixth, non-voting ex officio, member.

The six current members of the board are:

  • Chair - Clayton Matt (4-year term, appointed by CSKT)
  • Vice Chair - Roger Noble (4-year term, appointed by MT)
  • Kenneth Pitt (2-year term, appointed by MT)
  • George McLeod (2-year term, appointed by CSKT)
  • Georgia Smies (4-year term, selected by other board members)
  • Shane Hendrickson (4-year term, appointed by U.S. Secretary of the Interior)

 
contact@frwmb.gov
406-201-2532

Mailing address:
PO Box 37
Ronan, MT 59864

Physical address:
400 Main Street Southwest
Ronan, MT 59864

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Quick Links

Board Meetings

Board Meeting Details: April 23, 2024
1:30 PM to 5:30 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/98286900590 

Join via phone: +1(669) 900-6833  Webinar ID: 982 8690 0590

04/23/2024 Meeting Agenda (DRAFT)

180-Day Registration Pre-Review Analysis

04/19/2024 FRWMB Water Policies and Procedures

Board Compensation through 04/23/2024

DNRC Pre-Review Instructions (Working Draft)

FRWMB Resolution #06: Direction for Legal Communications, Workflow, and Fiscal Management

For all other information pertaining to the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board, please visit their website: www.frwmb.gov

 

Board Meeting Details: April 10, 2024
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96318652629    

Join via phone: +1(669) 444-9171  Webinar ID: 963 1865 2629

04/10/2024 Meeting Agenda (DRAFT)

Direction for Legal Counsel Communications, Workflow, and Fiscal Management Memorandum

Development Domestic Allowance White Paper

Water Court Order - 76L and 76LJ Stays

04/09/2024 FRWMB Water Policy and Procedures Draft

03/12/2024 Meeting Minutes (DRAFT)

For all other information pertaining to the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board, please visit their website: www.frwmb.gov

 

Board Meeting Details: March 12, 2024
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/99318835047 

Join via phone: +1(669) 444-9171  Webinar ID: 993 1883 5047

03/12/2024 Meeting Agenda (DRAFT)

02/06/2024 Meeting Minutes (DRAFT)

03/12/2024 FRWMB Water Policies & Procedures (DRAFT)

Board Compenstation through 03/12/2024

For all other information pertaining to the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board, please visit their website: www.frwmb.gov

 

Board Meeting Details: February 06, 2024
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/98002173394 

Join via phone: +1(346) 248-7799  Webinar ID: 980 0217 3394

02/06/2024 Draft Meeting Agenda

01/30/2024 Draft Meeting Minutes

Complaint Process for Water Police and Procedures

Notice of Water Use Complaint 

Domestic Allowance Schematics

609F Informal Water Use Complaint

610F Formal Water Use Complaint

02/06/2024 FRWMB WP&P (Draft)

 

For all other information pertaining to the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board, please visit their website: www.frwmb.gov

 

Board Meeting Details: January 30, 2024
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/99180122213

Join via phone: +1 (253) 215-8782  Webinar ID: 991 8012 2213

01/30/2024 Draft Meeting Agenda

01/16/2024 Draft Meeting Minutes

620F - Applicant Owner Update Draft

FRWMB Water Policy and Procedures Draft Document

Board Compensation through 01/30/2024

Draft Resolution #5 PII 

For all other information pertaining to the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board, please visit their website: www.frwmb.gov

 

Board Meeting Details: January 16, 2024
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96418814646 

Join via phone: +1 (253) 205-0468 Webinar ID: 964 1881 4646

01/16/2024 Draft Meeting Agenda

For all other information pertaining to the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board, please visit their website: www.frwmb.gov

 

Board Meeting Details: January 11, 2024
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/99687817082

Join via phone: +1(669) 900-6833 Webinar ID: 996 8781 7082

01/11/2024 Draft Meeting Agenda

For all other meeting materials, please visit the new FRWMB website: www.frwmb.gov

Additional meeting items and materials can be found here: 2024-01-11 FRWMB Meeting (Zoom Only) - Flathead Reservation Water Management Board

Board Meeting Details: December 20, 2023
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/98758955782

Join via phone: +1(346) 248-7799 Webinar ID: 987 5895 5782

12/20/2023 Draft Meeting Agenda

12/13/2023 FRWMB Minutes (DRAFT)

12/14/2023 FRWMB Minutes (DRAFT)

Board Compensation Through 12/20/2023

OE Complaint Process (DRAFT #3)

Board Meeting Details: December 14, 2023
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/98939428375

Join via phone: +1(719) 359-4580 Webinar ID: 989 3942 8375

12/14/2023 Draft Meeting Agenda

Board Meeting Details: December 13, 2023
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link:
https://zoom.us/j/94832287096

Join via phone: +1(346) 248-7799 Webinar ID: 948 3228 7096

12/13/2023 Draft Meeting Agenda

Board Meeting Details: November 29, 2023
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/98784418952

Join via Phone: +1(669) 900-6833 Webinar ID: 987 8441 8952

11/29/2023 Draft Meeting Agenda

Board Meeting Details: November 2, 2023
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/96899951987
Join via Phone:
+1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 968 9995 1987

10/3/2023 Personnel Policy Draft (Updated)

11/2/2023 Draft Meeting Agenda

*MEETING CANCELLED ON OCTOBER 24, 2023*
*LACK OF QUORUM*

Board Meeting Details: October 25, 2023
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/95935333845 
Join via Phone:
+1(669) 444-9171 Webinar ID: 959 3533 3845 

Draft Meeting Agenda

Draft OE Personnel Policy (Updates)

Board Meeting Details: September 26, 2023
2:00 to 5:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link:
Executive Session - Closed to the Public 

Draft Meeting Agenda

Board Meeting Details: September 07, 2023
1:00 to 5:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96491712511 

Draft Meeting Agenda

August 10, 2023 Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Details: July 27, 2023
1:00 to 5:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/94854256500

Draft Agenda

July 13, 2023 Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Details: June 6, 2023
1:00 to 5:00 PM MT
Location: 
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/99832051574

Draft Meeting Agenda

June 6, 2023 Meeting Minutes

Draft MOU for WRIS Enhancement Project

Draft MOU for WRIS Project Contractor

Board Meeting Details: May 18, 2023
1:00 to 5:00 PM MT
Location: 
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/94116573464

Draft Meeting Agenda

Draft Office of Engineer Personnel Policy with Comments (5/16/2023)

Board Meeting Details: May 9, 2023
3:00 to 5:30 PM MT
Location: 
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link:
 https://zoom.us/j/96618879721

Draft Meeting Agenda

Board Meeting Details: April 13, 2023
2:30 to 5:00 PM MT 
Location:
 FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/95133502227?pwd=ZW1UTjgrVjlHQzZZUmRpRTJoejUvUT09#success

April 25, 2023 Agenda

Draft Meeting Agenda

Charter DRAFT

Work Session Details: February 23, 2023
3:00 to 5:00 PM MT
Location: 
FRWMB Board Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/99434699654

Draft Meeting Agenda

Draft February 23, 2023 Meeting Minutes

Bylaws DRAFT

Personnel Policy DRAFT

Meeting Details: November 17, 2022
1:00 to 5:00 PM MT 
Location: 
FRWMB Board Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/91912373252

Draft Meeting Agenda

November 17, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Governmental Instrumentality/Jurisdiction memo

Board funding memo

Board open meetings memo

Logo contract and artist release 

Working Session Details: November 10, 2022*
1:00 to 3:00 PM MT 
Location:
Virtual via Zoom. 
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/99504686114

Draft Working Session Agenda

*Meeting is virtual. There will be no in-person meeting.

Board Meeting Details: November 10, 2022*
3:00 to 5:00 PM MT
Location:
Virtual via Zoom. 
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/92497606235

Draft Meeting Agenda

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Well PTA DRAFT

Office of the Engineer FAQ

*Meeting is virtual. There will be no in=person meeting.

Meeting Details: October 27, 2022
2:00 to 4:00 PM MT
Location:
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/97880877439 

Draft Meeting Agenda

October 27, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Redundant Well Notice DRAFT

Meeting Date: October 13, 2022
2:00 to 4:00 PM MT
Location: 
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/98885758088

Draft Meeting Agenda

October 13, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Redundant Well Notice Draft

Meeting Date: September 15, 2022
3:30 to 5:30 PM MT
Location: 
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/97454529829

Meeting Agenda

September 15, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: September 8, 2022
2:00 to 4:00 PM MT
Location: 
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/97591968075

Meeting Agenda

September 8, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Funding Agreement

Budget

Meeting Details: September 1, 2022
2:00 to 4:00 PM MT
Location: 
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/95574778722

Meeting Agenda

September 1, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Details: August 25, 2022
2:00 to 4:00 PM MT
Location: 
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://mt-gov.zoom.us/j/87301521358

Meeting Agenda

August 25, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: August 18, 2022
2:00 to 3:00 PM MT
Location:
 Virtual via Zoom
Zoom Link: 
https://mt-gov.zoom.us/j/83106238888

Meeting Agenda

August 18, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: August 11, 2022
2:00 to 4:00 PM MT
Location: 
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://bit.ly/FRWMB_Aug11 [bit.ly]

Meeting Agenda

August 11, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: August 4, 2022
2:00 to 4:00 PM MT
Location: 
Virtual via Zoom
Zoom Link: 
https://mt-gov.zoom.us/j/82308604387

Meeting Agenda

August 4, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: July 21, 2022
3:30 to 5:30 PM MT
Location: 
FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: 
https://bit.ly/FRWMB-Mtg-July21

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Recording

July 21, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: June 30, 2022
2:00 to 3:00 PM MT
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/FRWMB-Mtg-Jun30

Meeting Agenda

June 30, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Recording

Meeting Details: June 23, 2022
2:00 to 4:00 PM MT
Location: FRWMB Office, 400 Main St Southwest, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/FRWMB-Mtg-Jun23

Meeting Agenda

June 23, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Recording

Board Organizational Chart

Meeting Date: June 21, 2022

2:00 to 3:30 PM MT

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/FRWMB-Mtg-June21

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Recording

June 21, 2022 Meeting Minutes

CANCELLED:

Meeting Details: June 16, 2022
2:00 to 3:00 PM MT
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Meeting Date: May 26, 2022
2:00 to 4:00 PM MT
Location: 
Kwat’aq’nuk Resort and Casino – Polson, MT
Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/FRWMB-Mtg11

Meeting Agenda

May 26, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Recording

Meeting Details: May 19, 2022
3:30 to 4:30 PM MT
Location: 
Virtual via Zoom
Zoom Link: 
https://bit.ly/FRWMB-Mtg10-Admin-Virtual

Meeting Agenda

May 19, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Recording

Meeting Details: April 14, 2022
2:00 to 4:00 PM MT
Location: Kwat’aq’nuk Resort and Casino – Polson, MT
Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/FRWMB-Mtg7

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Recording

April 14, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Details: March 31, 2022
2:00 to 4:00 PM MT
Location: Kwat’aq’nuk Resort and Casino – Polson, MT
Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/FRWMB-Mtg6

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Recording

March 31, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: March 16, 2022
2:00 to 4:00 PM MT
Location: Kwat’aq’nuk Resort and Casino – Polson, MT
Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/FRWMB-Mtg5

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Recording

March 16, 2022 Meeting Minutes

CANCELLED

Meeting Details: March 10, 2022
2:00 to 4:00 PM MT
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Meeting Details: March 3, 2022
2:00 to 4:00 PM MT
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Zoom Linkhttps://bit.ly/FRWMB-Mtg4

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Recording

March 3, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Please note: the March 3, 2022 meeting date is a work session of the board dedicated to an orientation of board members on important aspects of the Compact, Ordinance, and registration process. As a work meeting with no official decisions on the agenda, this will be a virtual-only meeting with no public comment period.

Meeting Date: February 10, 2022
1:00 to 3:00 PM MT
Location: Ronan Community Center, 300 3rd Ave NW, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/FRWMB-Mtg3

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Recording

February 10, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Details: February 2, 2022
2:00 to 6:30 PM MT  (Note: the portions open to the public on zoom are 2:00 to 2:30 and 6:00 to 6:30 pm)
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Zoom Linkhttps://bit.ly/FRWMB-Mtg2

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Recording

February 2, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Details: January 20, 2022 (First meeting of the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board)
1:00 to 3:00 PM MT
Location: Virtual and in-person at the Ronan Community Center
300 3rd Ave NW, Ronan, MT
Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/FRWMmeeting

January 20, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Recording

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Informational Update (Board Jurisdiction, DNRC and CSKT Staff Updates)
  • Business Items (Board Membership, Technical Assistance)
  • Board Member Contact Details
  • Next Steps
  • Public Comment