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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Flathead Basin Commission Winter Meeting

When Jan 19, 2021
from 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Virtual meeting via Zoom
Contact Name
Contact Phone (406) 542-5886
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For details on joining this meeting, contact Cassidy Bender at (406) 542-5886



1:30 PM

Welcome, Introductions/Roll Call, Confirm Quorum

Rich Janssen,

CSKT (Chair)

1:40 PM

TentativeWelcome address & brief comments on policy and program priorities, role of boards & commissions, etc. 

New Governor-elect, DNRC Director and/or Natural Resource Advisor (to be invited)

1:50 PM

Presentation: What Should We Expect in the 2021 Legislative Session?

2021 Legislative Session: Agency/Legislative Services Staff Updates re: Natural Resource Policy & Programs

Joe Kolman, Legislative Services; Mark Bostrom, DNRC; Myla Kelly, DEQ; Jim Williams, FWP

2:30 PM

Staff Report:  Activities; Budget and Grants; Projects; Website
Approval of DRAFT 9/23/20 Minutes.

DISCUSSION: Stormwater Conference 2021 – FBC Panel

Stormwater Project, Phase 2

Acknowledgement of past members (Chip Weber, Dean Sirucek)

Kate Wilson; Cassidy Bender, FBC staff

3:00 PM

Presentation: East Flathead Valley Groundwater Study 

Melissa Brickl, DNRC Hydrologist

3:20 PM

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Committee 
Approach & Updates. Legislative Connections. Projects.

Ed Lieser, FBC Vice Chair; Mike Koopal, Whitefish Lake Institute/FBC; Kate Wilson; Ryan Richardson, RDG

3:30 PM

Education & Outreach Committee 
Approach & Deliverables. Projects. Next Steps. 

Lech Naumovich, Casey Lewis and Kate Wilson

3:40 PM

DISCUSSION & BRAINSTORM: Commission Meeting Topics, Updating of Strategic Plan, Retreat/Planning Session Potential

Kate Wilson, Cassidy Bender

3:55 PM

Public Comment


Rich Janssen


4:00 PM

Wrap Up & Adjournment
Next Meeting Dates/Locations, Doodle Poll Results 2021: 
 March 31, August 25

Rich Janssen; Kate Wilson




We promote participation! All Flathead Basin Commission (FBC) meetings are open to the public and stakeholders. To participate in the upcoming virtual meeting, or to request special accommodations, please contact Cassidy Bender (cassidy.bender@mt.govor 406-542-5886) as soon as possible before the meeting date.

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