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Events

High Divide Collaborative Celebration
September 23, 2022
Sheridan, MT

Please join us for a field tour highlighting conifer removal and stream restoration work in southwest Montana. The event is hosted by your friends from Southwest Montana Sagebrush Partnership, Ruby Valley Watershed Council, Ruby Habitat Foundation, and the High Divide Collaborative. Lunch will be provided. 

Connectivity Working Group Workshop
October 20th, 2022
Madison Valley, MT

Join the High Divide’s Connectivity Working Group for a tour of the Madison Valley and a discussion of the wildlife conflicts facing the area. 

Partner News and Stories

Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation Climate Adaptation Planning and Strategy Development

USRT is creating a Climate Adaptation Planning and Strategy Development project through a collaborative process between USRT’s four tribes’ leaders and members, USRT staff, and Adaptation International. The plan covers the majority of Idaho and includes all watersheds and wetlands within the Upper Snake River Watershed. The plan will support development of adaptation strategies for species, ecosystems, and water resources within the region. Visit the USRT’s website for more information.

Watershed Restoration Coalition's Implementation of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

The Watershed Restoration Coalition of the Upper Clark Fork (WRC) is a nonprofit organization founded in Deer Lodge in 1999 with membership from conservation districts, local governments, and landowners. WRC is a primary contractor to the Montana Natural Resource Damage Program (NRDP) for oversight of restoration of priority tributaries and terrestrial areas in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin. 

This year, the WRC is partnering with the USDA Farm Service Agency and the NRDP in implementing a voluntary Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) to enroll up to 66,400 acres in the upper Clark Fork River Basin. The CREP is intended to improve water quality, reduce soil erosion, reduce the amount of sediment, phosphorous, and other pollutants entering waterbodies, restore wetlands, maintain and enhance grasslands on uplands associated with adjacent riparian areas and create and improve habitat for terrestrial and aquatic wildlife. 

Learn more about CREP in the Clark Fork River Basin.