What We Do
By helping facilitate collaboration with our many partners, we are working to carry out a systematic, coordinated river ecosystem approach to watershed management and to maximize collaborative, administrative, technical and financial resources in the watershed. We engage in watershed restoration planning, and work to implement effective restoration through our watershed. Much of our work is focused on implementing stream restoration in priority drainages throughout the lower Clark Fork such as the Bull River, Prospect Creek, Vermilion River (shown above) and the Thompson River, which are important tributaries for native fish.
Maintenance and monitoring
Ecological restoration is an ongoing process. Since its formation, the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group has helped implement many watershed restoration projects on both private and public lands. We recognize the importance of continued monitoring and maintenance of past projects, which allows us to utilize an adaptive management approach to restoration, learn what works – and what doesn’t, and to ensure better stewardship of our water resources into the future.
Outreach and engagement
Watersheds incorporate both public and private land. Therefore, individual landowners as well as large public land managers like the United States Forest Service have a role to play in conserving watershed health. In addition to implementing on-the-ground projects, we also work to educate landowners on responsible stream management practices and connect them with resources to help them steward the streams running through their properties. Contact us for more information or if you’re interested in what you can do on your property to promote watershed health.
- Lower Clark Fork Tributary Watershed Restoration Plan – February 2019 Update February 21, 2019
- Local watershed partners plan for a busy year February 6, 2019
- 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour January 10, 2019
- Loneman Creek Riparian Fencing Project December 27, 2018
- Vermilion River project performs well post-runoff December 27, 2018