Film tour coming to Thompson Falls – April 28

The Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group is partnering with Kaniksu Land Trust and Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited to bring the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) to the Rex Theatre in Thompson Falls, MT on April 28. Doors open at 6pm, show is at 7pm. “With an emphasis on the stories, characters and fisheries that […]

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LCFWG 1st Quarter Meeting – February 15

Please note that the 1st Quarter Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group (LCFWG) meeting will be held on February 15 at 10:00 AM MST at the Green Mountain Conservation District office (2952 Hwy 200, Trout Creek, MT).  Call-in information will be sent out prior to the meeting – contact Brita if you would like to be included on this). […]

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Roots: Bringing back the Bull River

Today, the Bull River is lacking in native shrubs and trees along its river banks. Loss of riparian forest, modified hydrology and highly competitive reed canarygrass limit the natural regeneration of other species. A healthy river is lined with diverse vegetation which has varied root systems that hold streambanks intact (in addition to providing important […]

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Your Best Waters – United States Forest Service

National Forest service lands make up a huge portion of the Lower Clark Fork Watershed. Both the Kootenai and Lolo National Forests are key partners in protecting, enhancing, and restoring our water resources – and the species that depend them. In fact, the forest service stewards approximately 1/10 of the total land and watershed area […]

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2017 in review: Miners Gulch Project

After reconstructing the Miners Gulch reach of the Vermilion River in 2016 (shown below), the Kootenai National Forest completed an extensive re-vegetation effort along the newly constructed channel and surrounding 11 acre floodplain in 2017.  All materials were flown into the project site via helicopter. This include all plants (400 cottonwoods), 1600 t-posts and about […]

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2017 in review: Activities in the Bull River valley

Over the past year, Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group (LCFWG) members working to establish increased vegetation along the Bull River have both continued maintaining/enhancing past re-vegetation efforts as well as completed implementation of a multi-year project funded through the Green Mountain Conservation District. Continued implementation Over the last few years, 89 re-vegetation exclosures have been […]

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Thompson River Watershed Restoration Plan – December 2017 Update

Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group (LCFWG) staff held a final stakeholder meeting for all major Thompson River Watershed stakeholders on November 28, 2017 to discuss and rank projects to be included in the Final Thompson River Watershed Restoration Plan (WRP). Stakeholders from Eastern Sanders County Conservation District, LCFWG Board and Staff, Lolo National Forest, Montana […]

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2017 Bull River Calendar December – A Historical Catch

Read more about the 2017 Bull River Calendar and the historical images that it features here!

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LCFWG 4th Quarter Meeting – December 15 and Call for Board Members

4th Quarter Meeting – December 15 Please note that the 4th Quarter Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group (LCFWG) meeting will be held on December 15 at 1:00 PM MST at the Montana State Building (2504 Tradewinds Way, Thompson Falls, MT).  For the first time, we will also have a call-in option available (call-in information will be sent […]

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