Flathead Electric Cooperative Linemen Receive FWP Supervisor’s Award

By Beacon Staff

The Flathead Electric Cooperative Linemen have received the Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks Region One Supervisor’s Award. The Linemen received the award for land stewardship on Plum Creek lands.

FWP Warden Ron Howell of Libby praised the linesmen for cleaning up a large area at the site in the Fisher River Drainage that hosts their annual gathering.

“We have had extensive problems with vandalism and litter on FWP sites and Plum Creek sites across Region One,” said Howell. “It’s great to see such an outstanding job of treating the land right.” Howell said that the area is heavily used by outdoor enthusiasts and the actions of the line crew go a long way towards setting a good example for others to follow.

The FWP Region One Supervisor’s Award is given to individuals or groups who demonstrate exceptional stewardship of fish, wildlife, parks, and habitat. Past winners have been B J. Lupton of Snappys Sport Senter for providing fishing opportunities for kids, and Jerry Howard, Chairman of the Crossing the Barriers Committee, who works for more access for disabled anglers and hunters.

Photo by Wendy Ostrom Price, FEC Public Relations Officer.