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Big Hole River Floodplain Maps State Adoption

floodplainBig Hole River Floodplain Maps undergo public comment in preparation for state adoption. This page provides information and public comment details.

Big Hole River Stream Flow & Drought Management 2014

BHWC DMP 2014 Quick Reference_FINALThe BHWC monitors stream flow and water temperature with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation for river health, fisheries, and conservation. As of spring 2014, snowpack conditions in the Big Hole are far above average ranging between 150% and 180% of average. If average spring and summer conditions persist, the Big Hole River is expecting extreme high flows this spring with higher than average flows persisting through the summer.

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BHWC November 19 Meeting with MSU, 7pm

The next meeting of the Big Hole Watershed Committee will be: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7pm Note: Despite Daylight Savings Time, we will meet at 7pm (not 6pm) At the Divide Grange Topic: Montana State University Presented by Dr. … Continue reading

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State Adopts Big Hole River Floodplain Maps

The Big Hole Watershed Committee is pleased to announce that October 7, 2014 the State of Montana formally adopted Big Hole River Floodplain maps. Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) conducted a technical analysis of the maps and … Continue reading

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BHWC Welcomes New Conservation Programs Coordinator

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BHWC welcomes Tana Nulph as the new Big Hole Watershed Committee Conservation Programs Coordinator this week. Tana will coordinate BHWC activities and manage projects. Tana recently completed her master’s degree with University of Idaho and received her undergraduate degree from University of Montana … Continue reading

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Jon Roush, National Conservationist with Big Hole Valley Ties Speaks 10/2

Jon Roush will be at Montana Tech to deliver a public lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 02 October, in CBB 102 (CBB, the Chemistry & Biology Building, is on the east side of the Tech campus, the fifth building … Continue reading

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October 15 BHWC Meeting: USFWS Decision to Not List Arctic Grayling

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7pm At the Divide Grange Topic: USFWS Decision to Not List Arctic Grayling Under ESA Why, How, and Now What? Presented by Jim Boyd, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Helena, MT August 19, 2014, the US … Continue reading

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Grayling Not Listed Under ESA!

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Today USFWS release their decision to not list the Arctic Grayling under the Endangered Species Act due to the efforts of collaborative partnerships. The Arctic grayling was the genesis of the Big Hole Watershed Committee (BHWC) in 1995. Since that time … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Newsletter

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Big Hole Watershed Committee Spring 2014 Newsletter Click Here to view our Spring 2014 Newsletter (pdf) Our Spring 2014 Newsletter Includes: Spring 2014 Big Hole River Flows 2014 Big Hole River Drought Management Plan BHWC Governing Board Changes Tip the Big … Continue reading

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Forage Problem Solving Seminar June 3

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 Forage Problem Solving Seminar Presented by the USDA Forage and Range Research Lab Offered by BHWC, MSU Extension & NRCS June 3 10am-3pm in Dillon, Montana Click Here for a pdf version of this announcement Presentations: Rangeland Presentations Plant Materials Development … Continue reading

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Big Hole River Drought Management Plan 2014

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The Big Hole Watershed Committee Announces Release of the Big Hole River 2014 Drought Management Plan (DMP). The DMP is reviewed annually by a drought committee that includes MFWP and DNRC, irrigators, conservation organizations and BHWC. This year the drought … Continue reading

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Funding Secured for California Creek

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Big Hole Watershed Committee Secures $126,400 for Riparian Restoration in California Creek California Creek has long been plagued by upland erosion. The Anaconda Smelter operations logged the area and smelter fallout contaminated the easily erodible volcanic tuff soil. Over the years … Continue reading

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