Forming the Clark Fork Basin Council

Spring 2016-Stakeholders completed a survey regarding the value of a basin wide regional coordinating entity.

Survey Results: Brief Summary of All Responses (Multiple Pages)

Open ended responses to questions about Basin Group Strengths (Question 6), Weaknesses (Question 7), possible accomplishments (Question 8), challenges (Question 10), opportunities (Question 11), comments (Question 12).

April 15, 2016– Stakeholders met to discuss the intent to form a basin wide coordinating entity. April Meeting Notes

At this meeting, stakeholders also appointed a planning team including:

  • Vicki Watson, University of Montana
  • Michael Sweet, UM Climate Office
  • Verdell Jackson, Landowner
  • Jennifer Schoonen, Blackfoot Challenge
  • Ada Montague, DNRC

The planning team was charged with drafting a charter for review by stakeholders in October 2016.

October 5, 2016. Stakeholders met to discuss the proposed charter, proposed title “Clark Fork Basin Council,” and legislative initiatives affecting creation of basin councils being considered by  the MT Water Policy Interim Committee. Click to View the Meeting Agenda

The planning team was charged with organizing the next meeting (which would hopefully create the Basin Council and serve as the FIRST annual meeting of this council). In addition, the planning team was charged with serving as a nominating committee to nominate stakeholders to serve on an Executive Committee to be voted on at the first annual meeting.