Make sure our
kids have a
watershed to
steward.
Help sustain community-based conservation

PROJECTS

Blackfoot Drought Committee Logo

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

We're Hiring! Come join our team
July 9 - We're seeking a new Operations Manager. This is a 0.75-1.0 FTE position working to support core watershed programs, managing administrative, financial, fund development, and Board development functions. Apply by July 20.
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Join the Blackfoot Community Conservation Area Council for their annual field tour on Tuesday, June 26
June 13 - Once the snow finally melts away each spring, the BCCA Council takes a tour of the area to view ongoing projects and discuss new ones. They welcome public participation--click below for the full details.
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20 Years of the Russell Gates Weed Pull -- Join us on Saturday, June 16
June 8 - For 20 years now we've partnered with the Powell County Weed Board to host an annual weed pull at the Russell Gates Fishing Access Site. Grab your gloves and meet us there Saturday, June 16!
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CALENDAR EVENTS

Board Meeting- July 18, 2018
Administrative Session only this month: 8am-10:30am; Ovando Fire Hall. Contact Deb for an agenda: deb@blackfootchallenge.org.
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Board Meeting- August 15, 2018
Administrative Session only this month: afternoon TBD; Ovando Fire Hall. Contact Deb for an agenda: deb@blackfootchallenge.org.
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Community Party- August 15, 2018
Save the Date! Downtown Ovando. Details coming soon.
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Mike Horse Mine Tour- August 18, 2018
Take a tour of the Mike Horse Mine with staff from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. 10am-1pm; tour begins and ends at Hooper Park. Contact Karyn Good to RSVP: karyn@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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