Docks at S and K Marina, Polson, MT
Dan Lipscomb - Shoreline Protection Manager
Frank Acevedo - Compliance Officer
Jim Westerman - 64A Field Technician
Craig Pablo - 87A Field Technician
Vacant - Shoreline Secretary
The Flathead Reservation has several hundred miles of
shoreline due the size, number, and variety of surface
waters on the Reservation. Road development, home
construction, and agricultural practices are often
concentrated along shoreline areas. As a result, erosion,
storm water runoff, and bank destabilization can occur thus
seriously compromising water quality and habitat integrity.
Further, improper installation of shoreline structures can
result in significant property damage and/or loss of
shoreline area. The Shoreline Protection Division was
created to provide technical assistance and project review
to protect shorelines, water quality, and personal property
investments for all Reservation residents.
The Shoreline Protection Division was established in 1983.
The program consists of 4 full time employees (program
manager, shoreline compliance officer, two field techs). The
Shoreline Protection Program administers Tribal Ordinances
64 A and 87A which deal with Flathead Lake shoreline
structures and dredge and fill activities on all other
bodies of water within the Reservation respectively. The
program works with a 7 person Shoreline Protection Board
that is composed of Tribal members and non-members. The
Board reviews and approves or denies all projects.
ALCO PROJECT PICTURES...
MDT Lonepine Wetland Mitigation Project - this is the lower Dry Fork Reservoir