Dates: March 15 and 16, 2016

Location: Lewis & Clark Conference Room, University of Montana Western, Dillon, MT

Workshop Title: High Divide for the Next Generation – What can we do today to leave vibrant communities and healthy lands and resources?

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Workshop Goals

1 – Start a process for High Divide Stakeholders to express their vision for the desired future condition of the High Divide Landscape, a vision that sustains vibrant local communities, economies and resources. To this end we will:

  • Confirm stakeholder community and conservation goals for the High Divide
  • Share knowledge of current and projected human populations and development
  • Share current information on the status of some of our High Divide priority resources and issues: Water, Communities and Wildfire, Sage Grouse, Wildlife Connectivity
  • Update one another on resource issues and conservation
  • Learn stakeholder perspectives of the future for: Water, Communities and Wildfire, Sage Grouse, Wildlife Connectivity

2 – Advance the High Divide Collaborative

  • Continue to build trust and credibility within the collaborative and amongst stakeholders
  • Continue to discover added value through collaboration
  • Discuss a more formal governance for the Collaborative

High Divide Workshop Goals and Agenda March 15-16 2016

Planning Committee

Brooke Erb – Rancher – Dillon

Matt Pieron – IDFG Mule Deer Initiative – Idaho Falls

Ann Schwend – DNRC Upper Missouri Basin Water Planner  – Helena

Virginia Kelly – Gallatin Custer NF – Bozeman

Karen Rice – retired BLM Liaison – Idaho Falls

Melly Rueling – Center for Large Landscape Conservation – Bozeman

Kris Inman – Wildlife Conservation Society – Ennis

Ben Alexander or Patty Gude – Headwaters Economics – Bozeman

Yvette Converse – GNLCC Coordinator, USFWS – Bozeman

Michael Whitfield – Heart of the Rockies – Driggs

There is no charge to attend the workshop.

Lodging Options:

  • Best Western at (406) 683-4214
  • Guest House Inn at (406) 683-3636
  • Comfort Inn (406) 683-6831