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Wildland Recreation Program...

Employees of the Wildland Recreation Program at the 2012 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Mission Mountain Tribal Wilderness

Program Staff:
Terry Tanner – Wildland Recreation Work Project Coordinator
Stan Padilla – Recreation Technician
Roberto Asencio – Recreation Technician
Joe Wheeler – Recreation Technician
William Stanger – Recreation Technician

Available Regulations & Applications

Goals

  • Protect the recreational resources that are important to the sustenance, cultural enrichment and economic diversity of the Tribes.
  • Maintain and monitor tribal recreation resources (i.e. wilderness and primitive areas, developed recreation sites and Flathead River corridor) with appropriate management activities.
  • Increase recreational opportunities with development projects through land use management plans and mitigation plans.
  • Promote outdoor recreation conservation practices through visitor education outreach programs and mass media venues. 
  • Administer management plans and coordinate activities affecting the quality of recreational experiences or the amount, timing and distribution of use. 

Recreational Opportunities:
All recreational activities on Tribal owned lands require a non-member person over the age of 11 to purchase a Tribal Conservation Permit.

All non-members must have on their person; whenever engaged in recreation
activities on Tribally owned lands of the Reservation, a valid Flathead Reservation Use Permit, and any additional bird, fishing, or camping stamps as required. Certain Tribal campgrounds and recreation areas may have special regulations, which are posted, on site.

The Tribes reserve the right to post Tribal lands and waters for additional regulations and restrictions not contained herein pertaining to environmental protection, conservation, public safety and regulation pursuant to recommendations of the Tribal Natural Resources Department.

See "Flathead Indian Reservation Fishing, Bird Hunting and Recreation Regulations of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks" for a full list of applicable regulations.

Pack it in, Pack it out
This common saying is a simple yet effective way to get visitors to take their trash home with them. There is no reason why people cannot carry out of the backcountry the extra food and packaging materials that they carried in with them in the first place. Trash and litter at recreational areas ranks high as a problem in the minds of many visitors. Trash and litter are human impacts that can greatly detract from the naturalness of an area. Trash receptacles are not provided in backcountry areas as they can become an attractant for wildlife.

Projects:
Numerous projects were completed to provide recreational, fishing, and bird hunting opportunities on the Reservation. The program also continued trail and campground
maintenance.

Vandalism
Vandalism is a serious problem. Last year, the Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation, and Conservation spent considerable resources to repair damage to Tribal land, structures, and resources as a direct result of vandalism. If you observe vandalism-taking place, please call 675-4700.

Off-Road Motorized Vehicle Use, Motorcycles,
ATVs, and Snowmobiles
Operating motorized vehicles off of authorized roadways is prohibited. For
this purpose an authorized roadway is defined as a route specifically built
as authorized by the Tribes for the purpose of motor vehicle use.

Mission Mountain Tribal Wilderness:
The Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness is located on the western slopes of the Mission Range. The area covers approximately 91,778 acres1. It is roughly 34 miles long and five miles wide. Elevations range from four thousand to nearly ten thousand feet.

MISSION DAM PROJECT:

Mission Dam Project

SOUTH FORK MAINTENANCE PROJECT:

SWARTZ LAKE BRIDGE PROJECT:

BLUE BAY PROJECT:

MCDONALD LAKE PROJECT:

Department Pages
Natural Resources Department
Environmental Protection Division
  Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation Division
Water Management Division
 
Program Pages
Wildland Recreation
Wildlife Program
bullet Wildlife Crossing
Bullet

Fisheries Program

bullet Blue Bay Campground
   
Available Documents
2012 Blue Bay Lodge Rental Packet
2012 Blue Bay Campground Boat Slip Use Permit Form
bullet 2012 Blue Bay Yearly Day Use Pass Form
Blue Bay Visitors Map
   

2013-2014
FLATHEAD RESERVATION PERMIT

VENDORS FOR NON-MEMBERS

Kalispell
MT Fish, Wildlife, & Parks-Region 1
Snappy Sport Senter
Sportsman & Ski Haus

Lakeside
Sliter's Ace Hardware

Missoula
Bob Ward and Sons
 MT Fish, Wildlife, & Parks-Region 2
Wholesale Sports

Pablo
 Zimmer Tackle

Plains
Plains Service Center

Polson
CSKT, DFWRC, 406 6th Avenue East
Wal-Mart

Ronan
 Ronan Sports & Western
Westland Seed

St. Ignatius
Mountain View Cenex

Superior
Westgate True Value

Whitefish
Sportsman & Ski Haus

Flathead Reservation Permits are also available on the internet at
http://app.mt.gov/Als/Index

A Flathead Reservation Permit must be purchased initially from a retail outlet/Reservation
Permit vendor, then subsequent permits can be purchased online.

Tom McDonald
FWRC Division Manager
Email

Lester Bigcrane
Wildland Recreation Program Manager
Email

Phone: 406-883-2888

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