Pulse: A Story of River Restoration

Photo by Erich Pfalzer A film documenting the recently completed Miners Gulch project on the Vermilion River was just completed! Thanks to Josh Boyd for producing this film and to all of the partners who were interviewed and appear within it. Many other people and and organizations were essential to making this  collaborative project happen. […]

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Fly Fishing Film Tour coming to the Rex

Photo credit: Cory Luoma By Susan Drumheller Explore the world of fly fishing, from Honduras to Alaska, Dubai to Africa, without leaving Sanders County, during the 12th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour, coming to the Rex Theatre in Thompson Falls on April 28. This is the first year the international film festival has landed in […]

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April 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) held a routine monthly meeting on April 18, 2018. Reports from the GMCD Administrator, Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, and Natural Resource Conservation Service were presented. Eight 310 applications were discussed. The agenda and final minutes are posted below. Agenda: Regular Board Meeting, April 2018 […]

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Watershed Restoration Planning

A Watershed Restoration Plan is an important tool for identifying and prioritizing the work necessary to improve water resources in a particular watershed. It provides a step-by-step framework for connecting watershed restoration projects (i.e. re-vegetation efforts, channel reconstruction, stream restoration or enhancement, etc) to the resources needed to carry them out (financial, technical, or volunteer resources). The primary goals of […]

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Ranching for Rivers provides cost-share to ranchers for developing riparian pastures and fencing

The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana (SWCDM) and the Missouri River Conservation Districts Council (MRCDC) have just announced another round of funding for Ranching for Rivers, a cost-share program to help ranchers with riparian pasture/fencing projects. This current round of funding is targeted to landowners along streams or rivers included in DEQ-approved Watershed […]

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March 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) held a routine monthly meeting on March 21, 2018. Reports from the GMCD Administrator, Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana were presented. Four 310 applications were discussed. The minutes are posted below. Agenda: Regular Board Meeting, March 21  7:00 […]

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Thompson River Watershed Restoration Plan completed!

The Thompson River Watershed Restoration Plan was finalized March 2018! Access it here: Thompson River Watershed Restoration Plan (2018) While the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group (LCFWG) sponsored the development of the Thompson River Watershed Restoration Plan, the overall goal for this plan was to incorporate the perspectives and priorities of stakeholders (people with interest or concern […]

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GMCD Associate Supervisor, Mindy Ferrell, honored for work in outdoor education

Mindy Ferrell, a Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) Associate Supervisor, was recently given the Montana Wilderness Association’s Brass Lantern Award for continued volunteer service promoting public lands, wild spaces and outdoor education. One of her many activities included helping organize the 29th Annual Watershed Festival, put on by GMCD and Eastern Sanders County Conservation District, […]

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Roots: Bringing back the Bull River

Today, the Bull River is lacking in native shrubs and trees along its river banks. Loss of riparian forest, modified hydrology and highly competitive reed canarygrass limit the natural regeneration of other species. A healthy river is lined with diverse vegetation which has varied root systems that hold streambanks intact (in addition to providing important […]

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January 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Green Mountain Conservation District (GMCD) held a routine monthly meeting on January 17, 2018. Reports from the GMCD Administrator, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group were presented. Ten 310 applications were discussed. Meeting minutes are attached. 01.17.18 GMCD Meeting Minutes

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