BLACKFOOT COMMUNITY CONSERVATION AREA

5,600 acres managed collaboratively by community council for multiple uses.

Project Info

Project Description

BLACKFOOT COMMUNITY CONSERVATION AREA

The Blackfoot Community Conservation Area (BCCA) is an innovative effort involving community ownership and cooperative ecosystem management across 41,000 acres of public and private land in the heart of the Blackfoot watershed. Formerly owned by Plum Creek Timber Company, the BCCA encompasses an important transition zone between wilderness, national forest, and productive private valley bottoms, with lush riparian and wetland areas and important wildlife habitat. Historic uses include livestock grazing, timber harvest, and recreational activities like hunting, trapping, horseback riding, hiking, snowmobiling, and skiing.

A 15-member community council oversees management of the 5,609-acre “Core” of the BCCA, composed of private landowners, user groups, and public agencies owning land within the greater BCCA. The vision for the BCCA Core is to develop a working landscape that balances ecological diversity with local economic sustainability for the benefit of the Blackfoot watershed community.

BCCA Management Plan for the Core

Map and Public Use & Recreation Policy
 
 
Back to all programs

5,609
Acres northeast of Ovando
15
Council members
1,300
Acres of forest health treatment
6
Week motorized use period in summer

You are donating to : Greennature Foundation

How much would you like to donate?
$10 $20 $30
Would you like to make regular donations? I would like to make donation(s)
How many times would you like this to recur? (including this payment) *
Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Phone
Address
Additional Note
paypalstripe
Loading...