The Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) program is now accepting applications for local watershed and conservation organizations to host BSWC members in 2020. BSWC is an AmeriCorps program that places young professionals in Montana’s watershed communities to make a measurable difference in local conservation initiatives, in the areas of watershed health and protection, watershed education and outreach, […]
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Photo: A graph showing depth and temperature at the Upper Big Creek site was created by the electronic data logger. This post was written by Morgan Squires, Patrick Cross and Jeff Reed – all individuals involved with RiverNET – to provide a more in-depth explanation of this resource. Most everyone who has fished the Yellowstone […]
Montana Watershed Coordination Council is excited that our first year of legislative involvement resulted in the passing of Senate Bill 32, “An Act Creating a Stream Gauge Oversight Work Group; Revising Duties of the Drought and Water Supply Advisory Committee.” Background The concept of coordinating information and entities regarding Montana’s stream gauge infrastructure […]
Stream Restoration on Lower Jack Creek The Madison Conservation District is restoring 2,200 feet of degraded streambank along Lower Jack Creek, a key tributary of the Madison River, on private properties owned by three separate landowners. This project includes: Encouraging the establishment of healthy riparian buffers by planting woody vegetation along 5 prioritized sections of […]
Last week, Montana Watershed Coordination Council’s communications fellow, Rosie Costain, joined in on a project to increase natural water storage in the Big Hole Watershed. Rosie tells a bit more about the experience: When Ben LaPorte, program manager for the Big Hole Watershed Committee (BHWC) and one of the people involved in a restoration project […]
Overview presentations for seven online data resources that can be used to assess watershed characteristics and help identify project opportunities. These presentations were part of the 2019 MWCC Annual Meeting.
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