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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.
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Blackfoot Challenge Wolf Reports

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

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


The fight against zebra and quagga mussel invasion continues
Oct 11 - Read about how the Blackfoot Challenge is partnering to keep aquatic invasive species out of the Blackfoot's waters.
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Read the latest Wolf & Bear Activity Report for the Blackfoot Watershed
Aug 27 - Compiled by Blackfoot Challenge and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Read the latest Activity Report here.
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25th Anniversary Summer Party in downtown Ovando on Wednesday, August 15!
Aug 1 - Let's have a block party! Join us to celebrate 25 years of partnerships on Wednesday, August 15 in downtown Ovando. Beer garden, steak sandwich truck, bear aware presentation, local vendors, live bluegrass and more!
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Education and Teacher Steering- October 23, 2018
5:30 - 8:00 pm; dinner provided; Trixi's, Ovando. Contact Education Coordinator Elaine Caton for details and to RSVP:
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BCCA REW Workgroup- November 5, 2018
The Blackfoot Community Conservation Area's Recreation/Education/Wildlife Workgroup will meet at 5:00 pm at the Ovando Fire Hall. All are welcome! Contact BCCA Coordinator Deb Dillree for details:
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Board Meeting- November 14, 2018
**NOTE ONE WEEK EARLIER THIS MONTH** Administrative Session: 10am-12pm; Program Session: 1-3pm. Lubrecht Forest, Castles Conference Center. Lunch included for $5. The public is always welcome. Contact Deb for an agenda:
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Estate Planning Workshop- November 27, 2018
2:00-6:00 pm; Helmville Community Center. Details coming soon.
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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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