Thompson River Clean-Up – May 4

Every year, the Sanders County Flycasters work to keep the banks and roads along their favorite fishing holes on the Thompson River free from garbage and debris. They are looking for help! Join them Saturday, May 4 for this year’s Thompson River Clean-Up and then later that afternoon for a BBQ to celebrate a job […]

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Lower Clark Fork Tributary Watershed Restoration Plan – April 2019 Update

Since the completion of the first full draft of the Lower Clark Fork Tributary Watershed Restoration Plan (WRP) in February, it has been under review by local stakeholders. To allow more time for thoughtful input, the original deadline of March 31 has been extended to April 30, 2019. Input from all Lower Clark Fork Tributary stakeholders […]

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RFP – Graves Creek Large Woody Debris Project

The Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group is seeking a qualified contractor to complete a collaborative project in Graves Creek, outside of Thompson Falls, MT. The project is scheduled to be implemented between July 15 and August 2, 2019. Project partners include the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group, Trout Unlimited, Lolo National Forest, Montana Fish, Wildlife […]

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Fly Fishing Film Tour Returns to Thompson Falls

Published in the Sanders County Ledger on April 18, 2019. It’s time to rig up those rods and reels and get pumped to go outdoors for some fly-fishing fun. But first, anglers of all stripes and ages are invited to kick off the spring and summer season with the Fly Fishing Film Tour, April 27, appearing for its second year at the Rex Theatre […]

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RFP – Crow Creek Restoration Project Phase 2

The Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group is seeking a qualified contractor to complete a collaborative project in Crow Creek, a tributary to Prospect Creek outside of Thompson Falls, MT. The project is scheduled to be implemented between July 15 and August 31, 2019. Project partners include the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group, Lolo National Forest, […]

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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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