Beaverhead County Cooperative Spray Days

Beaverhead County has announced the dates for their 2019 Cooperative Spray Days. Spray days are a great time for landowners and land managers to come together and work on noxious weed issues.  We hope that you will be able to attend one or more days.

For more information, contact Amber Burch, Beaverhead County Weed Coordinator at aburch@beaverheadcounty.org.  (more…)

April 2019 Monthly Meeting Minutes Complete

The topic of BHWC’s April 2019 monthly meeting was Invasive Weeds in the Big Hole Watershed. We heard from several presenters regarding recent and upcoming weeds management efforts, cooperative spray days, and more. Presenters included Amber Burch Beaverhead County; Jessica Phillips, Beaverhead – Deer Lodge NF (Wisdom); Lucas Phillips, USFS Butte Rnager District; Lacy Decker, Bureau of Land Management (Butte); John Whittingham, Basic Biological Services; and Dave Green, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. View a PDF version of the full meeting minutes here.

Our meeting minutes provide a summary of the information that was presented and the discussions that followed. Our monthly meetings are open to the public – please join us!

Big Hole Watershed Committee Restructures

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.

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