Lower Clark Fork Tributary Watershed Restoration Plan – February 2019 Update

After many months of research and drafting, LCFWG staff have completed the first full draft of the Lower Clark Fork Tributary Watershed Restoration Plan. Input from all Lower Clark Fork Tributary Watershed stakeholders are welcome and you can access the document at https://lowerclarkforkwatershedgroup.org/draft-lcfwrp/ or at the link below. Download all files – DRAFT Lower Clark Fork […]

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Local watershed partners plan for a busy year

Published in the Sanders County Ledger on February 7, 2019. Photo: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fisheries biologist Jason Blakney observes past restoration project completed in 2007. Large wood structures on the left bank and fencing around streamside plantings on the right bank are visible under mid-winter snow.  Local land managers, fish biologists, watershed workers […]

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2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour

Save the date! The 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) will be showing April 27 in Thompson Falls at the Rex Theatre! Check back for more details on event partners, tickets, prizes and more in the next few months. In addition to the international F3T lineup, this year’s event will also feature highlights of local […]

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Loneman Creek Riparian Fencing Project

Following the completion of the Thompson River Watershed Restoration Plan in March 2018, partners in the Thompson River have worked to channel energy from watershed planning toward project development and implementation. The first project to make it “on-the-ground” in the Thompson River is the Loneman Creek Riparian Fencing Project. Loneman Creek is a small tributary […]

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Vermilion River project performs well post-runoff

In 2016, partners in the Lower Clark Fork (Kootenai National Forest, Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Green Mountain Conservation District, and Avista) implemented the Miners Gulch project, the second project in a collaborative watershed-scale approach to stream restoration on the Vermilion River. This project re-shaped the stream channel and reconnected […]

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Revegetation is an ongoing effort

The end of each year often provides opportunity for reflection on past work and achievements, while the start of a new year fuels the generation of lofty goals. A large accomplishment in 2018 for the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group, Green Mountain Conservation District, and partners was completing final implementation of the largest revegetation project […]

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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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