BHWC Welcomes Restoration Specialist

Please help us welcome Ben Laporte as our new Restoration Specialist! Ben will be an important asset for restoration as he directly supports work occurring throughout the Big Hole River watershed but most of all on the Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area.


We’re Hiring!

The Big Hole Watershed Committee is seeking a Restoration Specialist (click the link to view the position description). This is an exciting opportunity to participate in innovative and direct restoration of the Big Hole River watershed that improves water quality and quantity, fisheries and overarching ecological health as part of diverse conservation organization.


This is a full-time position, estimated 1560 hours/year, $18/hour and a strong benefits package that includes health coverage.

  • Assisting implementation and monitoring of restoration projects in the Big Hole River watershed.
  • Develop incorporation of upland & forest health into restoration program work.


This position has a high likelihood of growth including additional hours, largely dependent on the initiative of the applicant.  (more…)

Wildlife Event @ Wise River 7/25

Join us Wednesday, July 25th at the Wise River Community Building for our favorite event of the year – the annual Wildlife Speaker Series: Big Hole event! It’s free & kids are welcome.

This year, we’ll be learning about Western Pearlshell Mussels (which live right here in the Big Hole) with Dave Stagliano, an aquatic biologist with the Montana Biological Survey. The event will include a potluck (6pm – main course from Beaverhead Meats), with Dave’s presentation starting at 7pm. Dave will also discuss the importance of water quality to sensitive species like native mussels. We can’t wait!


June Monthly Meeting Minutes Complete

At BHWC’s June 2018 monthly meeting, Craig Fager and Vanna Boccadori, Wildlife Biologists with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, presented an update on big game populations and research from around the Big Hole area. The meeting also included a presentation by Travis Horton, Region 3 Fisheries Manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, about the cumulative effects of private ponds. View a PDF version of the full meeting minutes. (more…)