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

Help us welcome Charles to the team
Feb 15 - The Blackfoot Challenge is pleased to announce that Charles Curtin has been selected as the organization's next Executive Director.
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Stream Monitoring Report Now Available
Feb 6 - Two years' worth of water quality and stream flow monitoring data compiled by Blackfoot Challenge staff and citizen science volunteers. Abbreviated report now available, full report coming soon.
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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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CALENDAR EVENTS

Conservation Easement WG- February 23, 2018
10:00am-12:00pm; Helmville Community Hall. For more information, contact Conservation Strategies Coordinator Sara Schmidt at sara@blackfootchallenge.org.
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BCCA Grazing Weeds WG- February 26, 2018
A meeting of the Grazing and Weeds Workgroup of the Blackfoot Community Conservation Area. 3:30-5:00 pm, Ovando Fire Hall. For more info, contact sara@blackfootchallenge.org.
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BCCA Forestry WG- February 26, 2018
A meeting of the Forestry Workgroup of the Blackfoot Community Conservation Area. 5:00-6:30 pm, Ovando Fire Hall. For more info, contact sara@blackfootchallenge.org.
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Stream Monitoring Training- February 26, 2018
3:00-5:00 pm; The Hub at Bison & Bear Mall, Seeley Lake. Contact Education Coordinator Elaine Caton for more info: elaine@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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