The Clark Fork Task Force was created in 2001 by the Montana legislature to create a water management plan for the entire Clark Fork Basin. A history of the Task Force and its charge appears here.
The Task Force compiled a report which described the process the Task Force went through in developing recommendations to address water management issues facing the Clark Fork and Kootenai River Basins, and includes the list of agreed-upon recommendations. After the statewide plan was adopted, members of the Clark Fork Task Force, along with many additional stakeholders have come together in 2016 to re vision the Task Force as a Basin Council with expanded role and membership. A major focus of this basin council would be promoting and monitoring the implementation of the basin plan.