Upper Clark Fork River Basin (UCFRB) Advisory Council

In 1998, Governor Marc Racicot established the UCFRB Remediation and Restoration Advisory Council. The Council’s mission is to:

  • facilitate public dialogue
  • promote public understanding
  • advise the governor on remediation and restoration efforts in the basin

Major Council activities include:

  • providing outreach on remediation and restoration issues and activities in the basin
  • reviewing grant applications and recommending grant funding to the governor
  • reviewing and recommending draft guidance and policies related to the expenditure of restoration funds
Council Members

The Council consists of citizen volunteers representing the public and various interest groups, and five government representatives.

The following eight Council members were appointed as residents of the Upper Clark Fork River Basin.

Chair: William Rossbach, Missoula
Mark Sweeney, Philipsburg
Elton (Mick) Ringsak, Butte
Jim Kambich, Butte
Katherine Eccleston, Anaconda
Michael McLean, Anaconda
Jon Krutar, Ovando
Maureen Connor, Philipsburg

Governmental Representatives

Note: State representatives are non-voting members.

  • Vernon Finley – Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
  • Director or designee – Montana Department of Environmental Quality
  • Director or designee – Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  • Director or designee – Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Laura Rotegard – U.S. Department of Interior

UCFRB Meeting Notice

The UCFRB Advisory Council typically meets the third Wednesday of the month at various locations in the Basin. Meeting dates, times and locations will be posted.

For more information, contact Shannon Gilskey at (406) 444-0205 or e-mail at [email protected].


Date & Time
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 12:30 PM  See Agenda Deer Lodge Elks
230 Main St
Deer Lodge, MT 59722