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May 2020 Committee Update Complete

In an abundance of caution and in response to the COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, the Big Hole Watershed Committee has cancelled its scheduled public meetings in March, April, May, and June 2020. In lieu of meeting minutes, please enjoy this commitee report filled with information on BHWC’s programs, projects, and partner activities.

We hope to see you soon! In the meantime, stay safe & know that we are working as hard as ever for the Big Hole River.

Big Hole Featured in 2 Newspaper Articles; 1 Celebrates BHWC

Our beloved Big Hole watershed was recently featured in not one, but TWO, fantastic newspaper articles!

This article by the Montana Standard gives an in-depth review of the Big Hole’s history: ‘This is Montana’: Big Hole Country. The article summarizes the history of the Big Hole, touching on Native American use, “discovery” by Lewis & Clark, turn-of-the-century (1900) mining & logging, and current agriculture and recreational use.

The second article, this one by Montana Outdoors, focuses more on environmental activism and collaboration in the Big Hole watershed and specifically features the Big Hole Watershed Committee: Montana Outdoors: Give a Big Hand for the Big Hole.

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SW Montana Bear Education Working Group Newsletter

The Southwest Montana Bear Education Working Group put together this spring newsletter regarding bears and their annual re-emergenceĀ on the landscape. We are sharing this far and wide in hopes that it will provide useful, timely informationĀ on bears, preventing conflicts and keeping people safe.

Read the newsletter here:

Photo by Chet Robertson, Upper Big Hole Range Rider