At BHWC’s March 2019 monthly meeting, we discussed Wildlife Conflict Reduction. Upper Big Hole Range Rider, Chet Robertson, provided a summary of the Upper Big Hole Range Rider program, while Kim Johnston, Field Program Manager with People and Carnivores, discussed various non-lethal predator management techniques offered by P&C. View a PDF version of the full meeting minutes here.
At BHWC’s February 2019 monthly meeting, Arne Wick and Ann Schwend with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) presented information regarding the proposed Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribe (CSKT) Water Compact. View a PDF version of the full meeting minutes here.
In November 2018, the Big Hole Watershed Committee’s Executive Director of 6+ years, Jen Downing, announced her decision to step down from her position. Over 6 years she poured the foundation for a highly effective organization and re-established the Big Hole Watershed Committee as a model for collaborative natural resource management and the delivery of high-quality restoration projects.
As Jen transitions out, we’ve developed an innovative re-structuring plan to build on her legacy of success, resilience, and community engagement while maximizing the talents of our team. Thank you Jen for your tireless support of our watershed – we wish you the very best!
The Big Hole Watershed Committee’s staff is now:
Pedro Marques- Executive Director. Pedro’s role will be focused on stewarding the organization’s vision and mission, working with our governing board and raising funds and securing grants to sustain the organization and its projects. Pedro will continue to play a key oversight role with our agency and private partners in the delivery of high-quality restoration projects and he will guide strategic partnerships into the future.