Watershed Wellness: Bitter Root Water Forum begins new monthly columnNews Type: State Source: Ravalli Republic
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Welcome to the first Watershed Wellness—a monthly installment from the Bitter Root Water Forum, bringing you the latest on watershed health and wellness, tips for living near streams, and more. But first, what is the Water Forum?
Picture a dynamic river that supports a healthy fishery. Envision bountiful streamside habitat for birds and wildlife. Visualize rich landscapes growing food for people and livestock. Imagine a community working together to make all of these things possible. This is the work of the Bitter Root Water Forum.
Serving the Bitterroot Valley for over 25 years, the Water Forum brings our community together to protect, enhance, and restore our watershed. We got our start when local residents came together to learn more about local water resources. Wanting to share what they learned, they offered educational “forums” about the importance of a healthy watershed to the community. After learning about the challenges facing the watershed, the Water Forum began doing on the ground restoration in 2011 to improve water quality and wildlife habitat.