(photo courtesy of kootenairivernetwork.org)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in cooperation with the Kootenai River Network is hosting a public meeting on June 6 to discuss the impacts of coal mining activities in the British Columbia portion of the Kootenai River and its impacts on water quality in Lake Koocanusa. The public forum is open to everyone and is set for June 6, 2013 at 2 pm. The event will occur at the Ponderosa Room at the Libby City Hall located at 952 East Spruce Street, Libby.
A panel of experts from Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, British Columbia Ministry of Environment, and Teck Coal will discuss the impacts of selenium on the Lake Koocanusa fishery, ongoing monitoring efforts, and plans to reduce selenium associated with continued mining operations.
For more information, contact Jim Dunnigan (MT FWP) 293-4161 ext. 200.
(Report by John Fraley – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)