Photo: Grant Golden. Used with permission.
Involve individuals and their communities in sharing the value of the Kootenai/Kootenay River watershed.
Improve communication among agencies and diverse citizen groups throughout the Kootenai/Kootenay River watershed.
Facilitate habitat enhancement and rehabilitation.
Fully use best available science practices to facilitate proactive water resources management.
Pursue coordination of efforts regarding Water Resources models and measurement techniques.
Board of Directors
Jim Dunnigan works as a fisheries biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. His main focus is the Libby Dam Mitigation project, where he uses his restoration, research and monitoring skills to offset the impacts from the construction and operation of the Libby Dam.
Sharon Cross has lived and worked in Cranbrook, BC since 1974. Her career has spanned broadcasting, educational administration and most recently, manager of her husband Joseph’s art studio. Sharon is an active member of the Cranbrook Community Forest Society, Community Social Planning Society, and has taken a leadership role in the community for a number of years, as President of EK Citizens for Clean Air, President of Mainstreams Society, and past President of Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society. Sharon currently serves on the board of Wildsight Kimberley-Cranbrook branch.
Brian Sugden is a forest hydrologist for American Forest Management, based in Kalispell. He has worked in the Kootenai for nearly 30 years on a wide range of issues, including best management practices for forest roads, streamside management zones, watershed restoration, and water quality monitoring and research. He also manages the Native Fish Habitat Conservation Plan, which guides land management on 630,000 of commercial timberlands in western Montana.
US Forest Service
Kootenai National Forest