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

25th Anniversary Summer Party in downtown Ovando on Wednesday, August 15!
Aug 1 - Let's have a block party! Join us to celebrate 25 years of partnerships on Wednesday, August 15 in downtown Ovando. Beer garden, steak sandwich truck, bear aware presentation, local vendors, live bluegrass and more!
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We're Hiring! Come join our team
July 9 - DEADLINE TO APPLY EXTENDED. 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 Aug 17.
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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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CALENDAR EVENTS

Russell Gates Weed Pull- August 25, 2018
Russell Gates Fishing Access Site. 9am-11am. Details TBD.
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BCCA Council- September 6, 2018
Ovando Fire Hall, 7pm. All are welcome. For more information and an agenda, contact Deb Dillree at deb@blackfootchallenge.org.
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Mike Horse Mine Tour- September 15, 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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Mike Horse Mine Tour- October 20, 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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