The Winter North Fork Interlocal meeting was held February 11 at Glacier Park’s Community Hall. There were at least 31 North Forkers present and good representation from the various government agencies.
The Interlocal Agreement provides for face-to-face contact with representatives of agencies whose policies and actions affect the North Fork. Interlocal Agreement meetings are held in the winter (in town) and summer (at Sondreson Hall).
This is always a very interesting meeting, with reports from a range of government agencies and local organizations and often some quite vigorous discussion. This meeting was no exception.
Here are links to a number of articles discussing the Interlocal meeting . . .
[Updated to correct the start time — it is now 10:00 a.m.]
The winter North Fork Interlocal Agreement meeting will be held Wednesday, February 19 at the Hungry Horse-Glacier View Ranger Station, 10 Hungry Horse Drive, in Hungry Horse. Start time is 10:00 a.m.
The Interlocal Agreement provides for face-to-face contact with representatives of agencies whose policies and actions affect the North Fork. Interlocal Agreement meetings are held in the winter (in town) and summer (at Sondreson Hall). Signatories to the agreement include the Flathead National Forest, Glacier National Park and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.
This is always a very interesting meeting, with reports from a range of government agencies and local organizations and often some quite vigorous discussion.
This summer’s Interlocal meeting is coming up on Wednesday, July 10, at Sondreson Hall. The meeting starts at 1:00 p.m. and is sponsored by the North Fork Compact. Interlocal meetings are held twice each year, winter and summer. These semi-annual get-togethers are intended to encourage open discussion between North Fork landowners and neighbors and local, state and federal agencies.
In other words, it’s a big deal if you have an interest in the North Fork.
Preceeding the Interlocal meeting, is the annual FireWise Day Workshop at 9:30 a.m. and lunch at noon.
The title pretty much says it. Larry covers everything from the Fourth of July festivities onward . . .
July has had a hot beginning, and not just because of the weather. As always, the Fourth of July parade at Polebridge started the real North Fork summer.
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Larry’s column provides an “educated guess” preview of the upcoming North Fork Interlocal Agreement meeting . . .
The North Fork Interlocal Agreement meeting will be held Feb. 15 at the Glacier National Park Community Hall at Park Headquarters. Host will be Glacier Park, and MC will no doubt be Polebridge District Ranger Scott Emmerich. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and is scheduled to end at 1 p.m.
The main purpose of the meeting is to encourage open discussion among North Fork neighbors, private landowners and local, state and federal agencies.
Landowners are represented by the North Fork Landowners Association, the North Fork Compact, the North Fork Preservation Association, and the North Fork Coalition for Health and Safety.
Individuals may comment at the meeting, but everyone is encouraged to contact the group that represents them with their questions and concerns. They will then notify the agency involved so that they will be prepared to answer the questions or concerns at the meeting. This is especially important if the agency representative needs to contact other people to get the information requested.
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Scott Emmerich, North Fork District Ranger, sent out the following announcement a couple of days ago concerning the upcoming Interlocal Meeting in Glacier Park . . .
We’re trying to go “paperless” with our Interlocal Meeting notifications this winter. It would be helpful to me if you’d spread the word to those in your span of relationships who would benefit from attending. Thank you.
The main goal of the meeting is to foster open communication among North Fork neighbors. It may be helpful to meet one-on-one with specific agency representatives prior to the meeting if you are hoping to obtain information that may require some extended research. I can help provide you with phone numbers and/or email addresses to facilitate this connection.
The agenda is time-tested, absolutely adjustable and remarkably similar year after year:
NORTH FORK INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT MEETING
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2012 10a.m.-1p.m
COMMUNITY BUILDING, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT LANDOWNER UPDATES
North Fork Compact
North Fork Preservation Association
North Fork Land Owners Association
North Fork Road Coalition for Health & Safety
US Fish & Wildlife Service
MT Department of State Lands
Flathead National Forest
Homeland Security (US Border Patrol)
Glacier National Park
SPECIAL AGENDA TOPICS
(To be determined.)
Host & Date for Summer 2012 Interlocal?
Please contact me if you have special needs as they relate to the meeting.
I hope to see you in a few weeks!
North Fork District Ranger
Glacier National Park