Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes http://mtpr.net en More asking for re-negotiation on Flathead Water Compact http://mtpr.net/post/more-asking-re-negotiation-flathead-water-compact <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More are calling for a re-opening of negotiations on the Flathead Water Compact, soon possibly including the state commission which helped craft the compact.</span></p><p>But the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes are holding firm with the current version.</p><p>The CSKT have been working on this agreement with the state and federal governments and private irrigators for at least a dozen years. It would settle disputes over how water is shared on the Flathead reservation.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:41:29 +0000 Dan Boyce 16642 at http://mtpr.net More asking for re-negotiation on Flathead Water Compact Montana tribe to be first to own a major dam http://mtpr.net/post/montana-tribe-be-first-own-major-dam <p>$18.3 million dollars - that's the price an arbitration panel has set for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes to buy Kerr Dam near Polson from PPL Montana. It's a price close to what the tribes think is fair, and well below what PPL was asking.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The panel's decision paves the way for the Salish and Kootenai to become the first tribe in the country to own a major hydroelectric facility. Brian Lipscomb is CEO of Energy Keepers - the tribal corporation involved in the dam negotiation and eventual operation.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:31:41 +0000 Sally Mauk 15879 at http://mtpr.net Montana tribe to be first to own a major dam Warming waters threaten cold water trout http://mtpr.net/post/warming-waters-threaten-cold-water-trout <p></p><p>As part of our ongoing series in Montana Public Media's "Climate Week", we focus on the impact of climate change on Montana's waters, and the native fish adapted to thrive in cold, glacier-fed streams.</p><p>Cold water fish like west slope cutthroat and bull trout call northwest Montana home. However, these native fish could be considered the canary in the coal mine in regard to the effects of climate change. Warming waters, changes in spring runoff, and mid-winter rainfall are among the issues affecting the habitat for these fish.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:02:49 +0000 Katrin Frye 10086 at http://mtpr.net Warming waters threaten cold water trout Montana tribe prepares to become first tribe in the country to own a major dam http://mtpr.net/post/montana-tribe-prepares-become-first-tribe-country-own-major-dam <p>If all goes as planned, in September 2015, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes will be the first tribes in the country to own a major hydroelectric facility.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:38:04 +0000 Sally Mauk 6141 at http://mtpr.net Montana tribe prepares to become first tribe in the country to own a major dam What happens now with the Flathead Water Compact? http://mtpr.net/post/what-happens-now-flathead-water-compact <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(55, 55, 55); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are now mulling their options after the 2013 Montana Legislature failed to pass the Flathead Water Rights Compact; but CSKT officials are hopeful the agreement can be passed by the 2015 Legislature.</span></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 15:09:37 +0000 Dan Boyce 2131 at http://mtpr.net What happens now with the Flathead Water Compact?