2017 Bull River Calendar March – River of Timber

This month’s calendar page features images of the “herds” of logs that used to be sent floating down the Bull River in the spring with high water. This was a common practice in multiple tributaries of the Clark Fork. In tighter areas, like the lower Bull River, dams were built up to raise the water […]

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LCFWG 1st Quarter Meeting – March 23

The first Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group Meeting of 2017 will be on Thursday, March 23rd. We will meet at 10:00 am MST at the Noxon Emergency Services Building, located on Railroad Rd across from the school. We’ll discuss a number of projects we have ongoing and upcoming – an agenda will be out in […]

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2017 Bull River Calendar February – A Forest Economy

February’s theme in the 2017 Bull River calendar features of images and descriptions of the Bull River valley’s forest history. Trees in this drainage are a bountiful resource and can grow to incredible size – large trees can still be found dotted throughout the forest and especially at Ross Creek Cedars, a giant cedar grove. Throughout the valley, […]

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Watershed group seeks input on restoration plan

This year we are kicking of a watershed restoration planning process for the Thompson River and Lower Clark Fork watershed (from Prospect Creek west to Blue Creek at the Idaho/Montana border). Information about Watershed Restoration Plans and information about how Sanders County citizens can get involved and share their input was printed in the Sanders […]

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Hello from Sarah Bowman, our newest employee!

The Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group is excited for Sarah Bowman to join Brita Olson as our second employee! She will be primarily working on the Lower Clark Fork and Thompson River watershed restoration plans in 2017. A few words from her:  Hello! My name is Sarah Bowman and I am very excited to come on board […]

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2017 Bull River Calendar January – A Rugged Backdrop

The first month of the 2017 Bull River calendar, themed “A Rugged Backdrop”, features a few images of the Cabinet Mountains with the Bull River snaking far below. The Cabinet Mountains, including the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness and the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, are the headwaters of the Bull River. Indeed, these mountains are a rugged […]

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Watershed Restoration Planning – Please share your input!

In 2017, we will begin working on an update of the existing Watershed Restoration Plan for the lower Clark Fork which covers the area that drains into the lower Clark Fork between Prospect Creek (just below Thompson Falls Dam) west to Blue Creek on  (near the Idaho/Montana border. We will also be creating the first Watershed […]

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2017 Bull River Calendar

A 2017 Calendar featuring the historical Bull River valley has just been completed – download it here! Entitled Settling the Bull River: Early life in a wild country this production begins to tell the story of the people who came to the Bull River in the late 19th Century and made a life for themselves. While honoring […]

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Lower Clark Fork watershed map and outreach mailing

In partnership with the Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD), the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group (LCFWG) recently produced a map of the lower Clark Fork watershed. It was printed along with some additional information about the watershed and and sent out to over 3500 addresses in Sanders County. Our goal is that recipients of this […]

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MCC crews helping Bull River

Our re-vegetation efforts in the Bull River have been greatly aided through partnership with the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC). “A small battalion dressed in sturdy work clothes converged on the Bull River recently for a campaign to retake the river banks from a foreign invader….” Read more here in an article published in the Sanders County […]

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