BHWC Announces Release of French Gulch Restoration Film

We are very proud to release this short documentary on our work to restore the French Gulch and Moose Creek tributaries of the Big Hole River.  After 150 years of intensive gold mining, French Gulch now flows freely in its last 3 miles, thanks to a major restoration project undertaken by the Big Hole Watershed Committee in partnership with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

See the film and find out more here:


Change in Leadership Planned as Executive Director Steps Down

Dear Friends of the Big Hole,

        I would like to share my change in plans with you, as I have decided to step down as Executive Director of the Big Hole Watershed Committee. 

        This decision initiates a planned change in leadership for the organization. I will stay in a continued limited capacity as a replacement is sought, which will likely take several months. I am committed to supporting the organization as new leadership is selected for a smooth transition. (more…)

September Monthly Meeting Minutes Complete

At BHWC’s September 2018 monthly meeting, Jim Magee, with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s Montana Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, presented an update on sage grouse in the Big Hole watershed and throughout Southwest Montana. The meeting also included a presentation by Jim Boyd, USFWS, about the recently overturned Arctic grayling listing decision. View a PDF version of the full meeting minutes here.

Our meeting minutes provide a summary of the information that was presented and the discussion that followed. Click here to learn more about our monthly meetings.

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.