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

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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Annual Blackfoot Community Conservation Area Field Tour scheduled for Friday, June 9th
The BCCA Council invites the public to join the annual field tour of the 5,600-acre community area. Stops and discussion topics will include forest and stream restoration, grazing sites, recreation and education opportunities, and future conservation projects. Transportation and food provided; RSVP required.
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May Water Supply Report Now Available
Winter kept rolling in across a large part of the state and improved snow totals for May 1 in almost all basins. Snowpack west of the Divide has been above normal since February. April continued to drop snow at high elevations, and cooler weather prolonged the snowpack at mid elevations...
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CALENDAR EVENTS

Community Night - July 10, 2017
Join us for Community Night at Thomas Meagher Bar. From 6pm until close, Meagher Bar will donate 20% of all proceeds to the Blackfoot Challenge. We\'ll have exciting raffle prizes and lots of Blackfoot Challenge Board members and staff on hand to answer your questions. Click to RSVP - We'll see you there!
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Board Meeting- July 19, 2017
Administrative Session only. 8:30 am - 10:00 am. Ovando Fire Hall. The public is always welcome. Contact Deb for an agenda: deb@blackfootchallenge.org.
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Revive and Thrive- July 23, 2017
A volunteer work party to celebrate the Clearwater-Blackfoot Project. Click for more info and to RSVP!
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Board Meeting- August 16, 2017
Administrative Session only. 8:30 am - 10:00 am. Ovando Fire Hall. The public is always welcome. Contact Deb for an agenda: deb@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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