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 21, 2018

6pm @ the Divide Grange

Topic: Big Hole River Watershed Fishery update


Presented by: Jim Olsen, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Background: Jim will present the latest population and genetics data for the Big Hole River fishery. He will also discuss FWP projects, including recently completed and upcoming projects.

Special Announcement

BHWC’s February monthly meeting will also include a special presentation on the NEW Montana Hunter Advancement Program presented by Zach Brown, One Montana. Click here for more information.

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

February 2018 Agenda

November 2017 Minutes

Links to download pdf files of this month’s agenda and the minutes from the previous meeting are provided below. If you are interested in minutes or agendas from previous BHWC meetings, please contact

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).

2018 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 –  Big Hole River Fishery Update by Jim Olsen, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; to include special 10-min presentation on the Montana Hunter Advancement Program by Zach Brown, One Montana

March – Integrated Range Management by Dave Scott, Montana Highland Lamb

April – Conservation Fencing Program by Jessica Makus, Soil & Water Conservation Districts of Montana

May – Invasive Weed Management in the Big Hole Watershed by local counties, Federal and State agencies, and private contractors (presenters TBA)

June – Big Hole Watershed Wildlife Update by Vanna Boccadori and Craig Fager, both with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

July – BHWC does not meet in July.

August- TBA

September – Sage Group Update by the Big Hole Sage Grouse Working Group

October – TBA

November – TBA

December – BHWC does not meet in December.

Monthly Meeting Archives

View past meeting minutes using the links below: