By Susan Monahan

Elk Creek Conservation partnership recognized


Susan Monahan, Pathfinder

Swan Valley Connections (SVC) members accept their plaque. Pictured (L-R): Michael Mayernik, SVC Conservation and Stewardship Associate; Helene Michael, SVC Board Chair; Anne Dahl, founding member and first Executive Director of Swan Ecosystem Center and current Director Emeritus of SVC; Rebecca Ramsey, SVC Executive Director and Luke Lamar, SVC Conservation Director. Mayernik and Lamar were both also members of the Elk Creek Conservation Area (ECCA) Management Committee.

SWAN VALLEY - The Missoula County Commissioners recognized partners from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) and Swan Valley Connections, formerly Swan Ecosystems Center (SEC), May 10 for their work to acquire and maintain the natural resources of the Elk Creek Conservation Areas (ECCA) in the Swan Valley.

The Missoula County Open Lands Citizen Advisory Committee wanted to present the groups involved with recognition of their hard work to conserve the area and research its history, and the commissioners agreed, said Patrick O'Herren, chair of the County Open Lands Citizen Adv...

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