CSKT Proposes Land Donation Near Flathead River in Kalispell

By Beacon Staff

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are proposing a donation of 147 acres along the Flathead River south of downtown Kalispell and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is reviewing the proposal.

FWP is seeking public comment for the Otter Island Fisheries Conservation Area Acquisition draft environmental assessment, a proposal to acquire 147 acres along the Flathead River, one and a half miles south of downtown. The property would be donated to FWP by CSKT. The property, currently referred to as the Lincoln property, in reference to a former owner, would be named the Otter Island Fisheries Conservation Area and managed by FWP for open space habitat and dispersed public recreation.

The draft is out for a 30-day public review through Oct. 9.

The draft EA is available for public review at FWP Region One headquarters in Kalispell; the libraries in Bigfork and Kalispell; the Montana State Library in Helena; and on the FWP website under Public Notices.