Healthy Riparian Guide: Conserving & Managing Streamside Vegetation

Check out this new resource put together by the Missoula Conservation District. While focused on the Middle Clark Fork River Basin, this guide provides an overview of riparian health that is applicable downstream in the Lower Clark Fork and across Montana. Click on the cover below to access.

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Lower Clark Fork Tributary Watershed Restoration Plan – September 2018 Update

Development of the Lower Clark Fork Tributary Watershed Restoration Plan has continued steadily throughout this year since the initial stakeholder meeting was held on February 15th. This plan is being modeled off of the recently completed Thompson River Watershed Restoration Plan, so much of the introductory language could be transferred into this updated plan, while […]

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Spring maintenance and planting in the Bull River

This May and June, partners were actively working in the Bull River drainage to continue revegetation efforts along the mainstem. Working with the Green Mountain Conservation District, Kootenai National Forest, and Montana Conservation Corps (MCC), the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group helped plant over 1,000 trees and shrubs. Additional work included monitoring the condition of […]

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Partners support watershed restoration planning

Photo credit: Danielle Tholl In the development of both the Thompson River Watershed Restoration Plan (WRP) and the ongoing update of the Lower Clark Fork Tributary WRP, partners make key contributions of technical and financial support. While the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group is the sponsor of these two plans, we seek to develop a […]

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Pulse: A Story of River Restoration

A film documenting the recently completed Miners Gulch project on the Vermilion River was just completed! Thanks to Josh Boyd for producing this film and to all of the partners who were interviewed and appear within it. Many other people and and organizations were essential to making this  collaborative project happen. It premiered at the […]

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Fly Fishing Film Tour coming to the Rex

Photo credit: Cory Luoma By Susan Drumheller Explore the world of fly fishing, from Honduras to Alaska, Dubai to Africa, without leaving Sanders County, during the 12th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour, coming to the Rex Theatre in Thompson Falls on April 28. This is the first year the international film festival has landed in […]

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Thompson River Watershed Restoration Plan – March 2018 Update

The Thompson River Watershed Restoration Plan has been finalized and accepted! The final draft of the Thompson River Watershed Restoration Plan was sent to all contributing stakeholders as well as Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for review on January 31. We received minor comments from DEQ in February along with their letter of acceptance. […]

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Lower Clark Fork Tributary Watershed Restoration Plan – March 2018 Update

The Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group (LCFWG) officially kicked off development of  an update to the Lower Clark Fork Tributary Watershed Restoration Plan on February 15th with an initial stakeholder meeting to discuss general development goals and objectives. Ten stakeholder organizations were represented at the initial stakeholder meeting, including: LCFWG (board and staff), Avista, Bull […]

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LCFWG 2nd Quarter Meeting – June 14

Join us for our regular 2nd Quarter Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group Meeting at the Green Mountain Conservation District Office (2952 HWY 200, Trout Creek, MT) at 10:00 AM MST the morning of Thursday, June 14, 2018. In the afternoon, we will continue watershed restoration planning discussion to inform an update to the Lower Clark Fork […]

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Thompson River Watershed Restoration Plan – February 2018 Update

The initial draft of the Thompson River Watershed Restoration Plan was completed on November 31st, 2017, and Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group (LCFWG) staff sent the document to the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana (SWCDM) and to all other major stakeholders in the watershed to be reviewed and revised. LCFWG staff accepted comments […]

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