About the Flathead Kootenai Chapter
Here in the world renowned Crown of the Continent – home to grizzlies, wolverine, lynx, old growth cedar forests, and snowcapped peaks – we're working to ensure that area wildlands continue to benefit our communities, economies, and visitors long into the future. We host speaker series and community picnics, organize business forums, work with recreators of all stripes to shape forest management, and encourage residents and visitors to check out all northwest Montana has to offer.
How We Keep Montana Wild
We help share community members' wilderness stories. In partnership with The Western News, students, anglers, huckleberry pickers, home builders, and moms, we have had the chance to share how wilderness makes our Northwest Montana communities great places to grow up, raise families, and make a living. Read the archived Voices in the Wilderness stories.
Promote Northwest Montana as a Great Destination
Whether you know the area like the back of your hand or are a new visitor, be sure to pick up our new Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Map. The Cabinet Mountains Wilderness stretches from Trout Creek to Libby and Troy, and includes 23 feature destinations where hikers can experience the stunning views, deep forests, and phenomenal wildlife that define Northwest Montana. Pick up a copy at one of more than 30 businesses in Libby, Troy, Thompson Falls, Trout Creek, Sandpoint, Spokane, Kalispell, and Whitefish or buy the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness map online for only $5 (find it at the bottom of the page).
Plan for the Future
We're working with everyone – businesses, snowmobilers, mountain bikers, hikers, anglers, hunters, timber workers, and more – to shape the future of the Flathead National Forest. From the Whitefish Range to Grizzly Basin, local members are sharing photos, maps, stories, and videos with friends, neighbors, and the Forest Service to help ensure a positive future for Northwest Montana's wildlands.
Organize Community Events and Celebrations
Curious what role wilderness plays in local economies? Join us in Libby for our Community Prosperity Forum series, featuring topics as diverse as health care, business loans, and conservation. Want to kick back and celebrate? In 2014, we drew hundreds of people to downtown Libby and Kalispell to enjoy food, music, and brews in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. And we plan to keep celebrating every year. Want to learn about wilderness management? Attend our speaker series at Flathead Valley Community College. To help plan local events or find out what's coming up, email email@example.com.
... and so many more! Join us!
President: Bret Luedke – director term ends Dec. 2020
Vice President: Amy Pearson – director term ends Dec. 2021
Chapter Representative – Jennifer Fugatt: director term ends Dec. 2020
Treasurer: Angel Dominguez – director term ends Dec. 2019
Secretary: Sheena Pate – director term ends Dec. 2020
Member: John Hartlieb – director term ends Dec. 2019
Member: John Repke – director term ends Dec. 2021
Member: Jen Corp – director term ends Dec. 2021
Interim Member: Chris Rost – director term TBD
The Flathead-Kootenai Chapter meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6 pm. All are welcome! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.