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THE FLATHEAD BASIN COMMISSION (FBC) was created in 1983 by the Montana Legislature to monitor and protect water quality in the one of the state's most important watersheds. The FBC is a uniquely structured non-regulatory organization that works to accomplish its important mandate in a consensus-building manner, stressing education, cooperation, broadly based community involvement, partnerships with agencies and nonprofit groups, and the voluntary participation of basin residents.
The 23 members of the Commission represent a wide cross-section of citizens and local, state, tribal, federal, and provincial agency representatives who strive to identify the basin's water quality problems and work collectively to implement the most effective solutions.
The FBC has become a model of successful citizen and inter-agency cooperation in a geographically vast and ecologically diverse watershed characterized by its overall pristine character, international dimensions, and multi-jurisdictional nature.
This report summarizes the FBC's activities and initiatives, and provides a summary of water quality trends. This year, we also highlight the Centennial celebration of Glacier National Park- 100 years of conservation and the stewardship of public lands (photos courtesy of the National Park Service).
More information on the FBC, including updates on activities, basin water quality issues, and the FBC's establishing legislation are available on our website. Those seeking more detailed information regarding any aspect of FBC and its activities are encouraged to contact us.
Flathead Basin Commission
655 Timberwolf Parkway
Kalispell, Montana 59901
Phone: (406) 752-0081