Announcing Seth Wilson as incoming Executive Director

Sept 3 – We are pleased to introduce our new Executive Director, Seth Wilson, to our membership. Please join us in welcoming him (back) to the team.

Trumpeter Swan Release Day returns!

Aug 26 – After a two-year hiatus, Trumpeter Swan Release Day returns to the Blackfoot. Join us in Ovando on Thursday, Sept. 5 and win a chance to release a swan!

Blackfoot Drought Response Plan Now Active

Aug 6 – The Blackfoot River recently fell below 700 CFS and the Blackfoot Drought Committee initiated the Drought Response Plan shortly after. Click to read what this means.

Join us for a block party in downtown Ovando on Wednesday, August 14!

July 31 – Let’s celebrate! Join us for a block party on Wednesday, August 14 in downtown Ovando. Beer garden, food trucks, live music, silent raffle and live auction!

2018 Annual Report now available

June 24 – Join us in reviewing another year of homegrown solutions for the Blackfoot River Watershed.

Support the Challenge while you drive!

June 13 – Introducing a specialty license plate showing pride for the 406. Support community-based conservation in the Blackfoot River Watershed while you drive!

Join the Blackfoot Community Conservation Area Council for their annual field tour on Monday, June 10

May 30 – 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.

Catch up on what you missed: Water, Wildlife and Forests at Ovando public meeting in April

May 1 – In April, the Challenge hosted a public meeting in Ovando to update watershed residents on a variety of topics — including water supply, water rights, Montana Forests, grizzly bears, elk. Click to see the complete presentations from our partners.

Pure Montana Tales presents: Living with Bears in Seeley Lake on March 21

March 12 – Join The Great Bear Foundation to learn about human and bear coexistence. Free. All ages welcome. Refreshments provided.

Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring Report now available

March 7 – Over 300 water samples were collected in 2018 between Browns, Coopers and Upsata Lakes, all coming back negative for the presence of invasive mussels. Read more about our collaborative efforts to keep AIS out of Blackfoot waters.