RFP for YPL – Prospect Creek Bank Stabilization Project

The Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group (LCFWG), in coordination with the Lolo National Forest and Yellowstone Pipeline Company (YPL), is seeking a contractor to provide equipment, materials, and labor for a bank stabilization project on Prospect Creek, outside of Thompson Falls, Montana. The Prospect Creek Bank Stabilization Project, will stabilize active erosion on a 120-foot […]

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Wherever you are, you are in a watershed.

By Brita Olson The Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group wants you to know that, wherever you are, you are in a watershed. Whether nestled in an unpopulated valley or right in town, we all share in the stewardship of our landscapes and watershed, an area of land connected by water (such as the Clark Fork […]

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RFP for Sims Meander Stream and Floodplain Project – REVISED May 11, 2021

The Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group (LCFWG), on behalf of Green Mountain Conservation District, is seeking a qualified contractor to provide equipment, materials and labor for a stream and floodplain enhancement project on the Vermilion River, tributary to the lower Clark Fork River outside of Trout Creek, MT. Due to its importance to native fish […]

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Wood is good

By Brita Olson Photo credit: Jason Blakney, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks As Sanders County residents continue to recover from January’s severe windstorm, remember that wood is beneficial for our streams and rivers. The storm left many residents with power outages, damaged homes and businesses, and uprooted countless trees. Inevitably, many of these trees have […]

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Beartrap road storage benefits fish and wildlife

Another project completed in 2020 with partners on the Lolo National Forest was the Beartrap Road Storage Project. Multiple culverts were removed and over 7 miles of road prism were stored (ripped, covered with debris, seeded; left in a hydrologically neutral condition) in the Beartrap Creek drainage, a tributary to Fishtrap Creek outside of Thompson […]

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Partners move road away from Fishtrap Creek

In July, Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group worked with Elk Creek Contracting and partners to realign stream adjacent road away from Fishtrap Creek on the Lolo National Forest. By moving the junction of the West Fork Fishtrap Creek Road (7609) and Fishtrap Creek Road  (516), approximately 600 feet of road was transformed into stream and […]

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Partners collaborate to enhance habitat in Fishtrap Creek

Working with partners and Milner Brothers Logging Co. out of Thompson Falls, the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group helped build 30+ log jams along a mile of Fishtrap Creek in the Thompson River Basin in July. The Milner’s cable yarding system hauled and placed over 100 logs in the stream to add cover and spawning gravels […]

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Grow habitat for pollinators in your own backyard

By Brita Olson When you imagine what “habitat” looks like, what comes to mind? For me, it is easy to picture the forested mountains and numerous rivers and streams of Sanders County, which many fish and wildlife species call home. However, for many pollinator species, you do not have to look any further than your […]

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RFP for Emma Creek Road Project

The Lower Clark Fork Watershed group (LCFWG), in partnership with the Kootenai National Forest, is seeking a contractor to provide equipment and labor for a road decommissioning project on Emma Creek, outside of Trout Creek, Montana. Please see the following RFP. Responses are due August 21, 2020. Any questions regarding the contract selection process can […]

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Enhancing habitat in Prospect Creek

This past week,  Forest Service sawyers, and partners with the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group, Trout Unlimited, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, built nine woody structures in Prospects Creek on the Plains-Thompson Falls Ranger District. The project was supported by Avista’s Clark Fork Settlement Agreement.  Wood structure is vital for fish habitat.Adding large woody material, […]

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