Restoring Montana’s Rivers

presented by Ryan Richardson

Ryan Richardson, a Fluvial Geomorphologist with River Design Group will be the guest speaker at the Flathead Audubon Monday, October 14 meeting. Montana is known for its amazing clean clear rivers, especially here in the Flathead. But what can be done for rivers impacted by human activities?

River Design Group, a small local business, has been tackling this question across the state for the past 16 years. Ryan‘s program will show how a team of engineers and scientists can help restore habitat for the amazing wildlife that makes this the last best place. This talk will cover how and why rivers are restored.

Example projects will include the Milltown Dam Removal in Missoula, O’Dell Spring Creek near Ennis, and McGregor Meadows Wildlife Management Area only 45 minutes from Kalispell. Join us to learn more about the efforts to keep Montana’s river clean, cold and free for future generations.

The meeting begins at 7 PM at the Gateway Community Room in Kalispell and is free and open to the public.