michael jamison http://mtpr.org en A major step towards protection of the North Fork Flathead River http://mtpr.org/post/major-step-towards-protection-north-fork-flathead-river <p>A major element for protection of the North Fork Flathead River Valley moved forward this week. Representative Steve Daines announced a bill that retires many oil and gas leases in the area unanimously passed the House Natural Resources Committee. The North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2013 would restrict new mineral development in the North Fork of the Flathead.</p><p>This House bill mirrors one introduced by Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:10:05 +0000 Katrin Frye 14371 at http://mtpr.org A major step towards protection of the North Fork Flathead River