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PROJECTS

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The BLACKFOOT DROUGHT COMMITTEE is charged with the oversight and implementation of the Drought Response Plan.

Partners for Conservation logo The Blackfoot Challenge and the US Fish and Wildlife Service host PARTNERS FOR CONSERVATION.
Adopt-a-Swan logo

The BLACKFOOT TRUMPETER SWAN RESTORATION PROGRAM is a cooperative partnership.

Blackfoot Challenge Wolf Reports

The Wildlife Committee WOLF ACTIVITY REPORT is an effort to widely distribute information regularly about wolf activity and our efforts.

Blackfoot Community Conservation Area Logo

The BLACKFOOT COMMUNITY CONSERVATION AREA (BCCA) is an innovative effort involving community forest ownership and cooperative resource management across public and private lands.

NEWS

Board of Directors Nominations Being Accepted through October 15th
The Nominations Committee meets each year to develop a slate of candidates to be considered by the Board of Directors at their January annual meeting. We are seeking candidates from our membership who can represent the varied interests and communities of the Blackfoot Watershed and who support our collaborative, consensus-based process.
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Drought Update: The low flow trigger will not be activated
Sept 8 - The Blackfoot Drought Response Plan includes an extreme low flow trigger for additional water conservation action when river flow falls below 500 cfs. While the Blackfoot is steadily dropping towards that level, the Drought Committee WILL NOT recommend additional water use restrictions due to extreme fire conditions this season.
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Take a tour of the Mike Horse Dam & Repository
The Mike Horse Dam is gone, nearly all the tailings have been removed, and Mike Horse and Bear Trap Creeks - the headwaters of the Blackfoot River - are back in their original locations after nearly 100 years. Don't miss your chance to see this history in the making.
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CALENDAR EVENTS

Board Meeting- November 15, 2017
Administrative Session: 10am-12pm; Program Session: 1-3pm. Lubrecht Conference Center. Lunch included for $5. The public is always welcome. Contact Deb for an agenda and to RSVP: deb@blackfootchallenge.org.
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BCCA Council- December 7, 2017
Ovando Fire Hall, 7pm. All are welcome. For more information and an agenda, contact BCCA Coordinator Sara Schmidt at sara@blackfootchallenge.org.
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ABOUT OUR WATERSHED


The Blackfoot Watershed of western Montana encompasses 1.5-million acres, extending from the Continental Divide westward for some 132 miles to its confluence with the Clark Fork River. This landscape lies within the only ecosystem in the lower 48 states with a full complement of wildlife that inhabited the area when the Lewis and Clark Expedition traveled up the Blackfoot River in 1806. Prairie grasslands, sagebrush steppe, coniferous forest and extensive wetland and riparian areas contain more than 600 species of vascular plants, including six rare plant communities.

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