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Contact:Mitch Snow, FWS
December 14, 2004
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes to Sign Annual Funding Agreement for National Bison Range

(WASHINGTON) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes will sign an Annual Funding Agreement Wednesday for the National Bison Range Complex in Moiese, Montana.

Under the agreement, which is subject to Congressional review, the tribes will assume responsibility for a variety of management activities at the Bison Range.
Reporters may attend the event in person or call in to a teleconference.

Who: Ralph Morgenweck, Regional Director, USFWS Mountain-Prairie Region
Fred Matt, Chairman, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribal Council

What: Signing of Annual Funding Agreement for National Bison Range

When: 2 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Dec. 15

Where: Room 5160, Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington,
D.C. (Use C Street Entrance)

Call-In: Dial 888-913-9970 (News Media Only) Passcode is 47834.






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