The Big Hole Watershed Committee’s monthly public meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month (except July and December). Our meetings are always open to everyone and we encourage people to attend. Fresh coffee and snacks are always provided.

The next public meeting of the Big Hole Watershed Committee will be:


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

6pm @ the Divide Grange


Topic: Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribe Water Compact

Presented by: Arne Wick, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Background: The CSKT Water Compact, currently awaiting congressional approval, would make new water available for commercial & irrigation use, end the water administration void on the Flathead Reservation, allow for economic development on & off the Reservation, facilitate the completion of statewide general stream adjudication, and establish a technical team with irrigator representation to implement irrigation project upgrades to protect historic irrigation use and meet Tribal in-stream flow targets.


Meeting to include streamflow/snowpack update, committee reports, and more.

Links to download pdf files of this month’s agenda and the minutes from the previous meeting are provided below.


February 2019 Agenda

November 2018 Minutes

Find Our Meeting Locations

Divide Grange: The Divide Grange is located on Highway 43 in Divide, Montana. From the east, Exit I15 on the Divide/Wisdom/Highway 43 Exit and turn west on Highway 43. You will enter the town of Divide. Turn left towards the school & Post Office. The Divide Grange is a one story cement building located west of the school.

Wise River Community Building: The Wise River Community Building is tan with amber-colored roof located on the south side the Highway 43 in the town of Wise River and located across the road from the Wise River Mercantile and Wise River Post Office. Reach Wise River via Interstate 15 by exiting the Wisdom/Divide/Highway 43 exit and travel 12 miles west.

Wisdom Community Building: The Wisdom Community Building is located on Highway 43 in the town of Wisdom and across the road from the Antlers Saloon. Reach Wisdom via Interstate 43 (via Divide – I15 exit 102) or Interstate 278 (via Dillon, take I15 exit 59).

2019 Monthly Meeting Topics

View our Upcoming Events for more information on monthly meetings.  

January – Governing Board Annual Business Meeting @ Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (for Board Members and Staff only)

February – Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribe Water Compact by Arne Wick, MontanaDepartment of Natural Resources and Conservation

March – TBA

April – Invasive Weeds in the Big Hole Watershed by Amber Burch, BVHD County; John Moodry, Butte-Silver Bow County, and others.

May – Big Hole River Fishery Update by Jim Olsen, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

June – TBA

July – BHWC does not meet in July.

August – TBA

September – TBA

October – TBA

November – TBA

December – BHWC does not meet in December.

Monthly Meeting Archives

View past meeting minutes using the links below: