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. Coffee for BHWC’s 2020 monthly meetings was donated by Black Coffee Roasting Company in Missoula.


The next public meeting of the Big Hole Watershed Committee will be:

DUE TO CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19, BHWC PUBLIC MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE WILL RESUME MEETINGS ONCE CONDITIONS IMPROVE.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

7pm @ the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds – 4H Building

*Please note the time change from 6pm to 7pm to account for Daylight Savings Time.

Topic: 

Cloud Seeding

Presented by: Jim Hagenbarth, BHWC Board Member/Rancher

Background: Jim will explain the basics of cloud seeding, describe current cloud seeding operations in Idaho, and explore the potential for cloud seeding applications and opportunities in Montana.

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

Links to download pdf files of this month’s agenda and the minutes from the previous meeting are provided below.


Infographic from snowbrains.com

Find Our Meeting Locations

Divide Grange: The Divide Grange is located off of Montana Highway 43 in Divide, Montana. From the east, take Exit 102 off Interstate 15 and turn west onto Hwy 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 an amber-colored roof and is located on the south side Hwy 43 in the town of Wise River, across the road from the Wise River Mercantile and Wise River Post Office. Reach Wise River via Interstate 15 (Exit 102); travel 12 miles west on Montana Highway 43.

Wisdom Community Building: The Wisdom Community Building is located on Montana Highway 43 in the town of Wisdom and across the road from Antlers Saloon. Reach Wisdom via Highway 43 (via Divide, Interstate 15 exit 102) or Highway 278 (via Dillon, Interstate 15 exit 59).


2020 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 – Easement & Partnership Opportunities by Lemhi Regional Land Trust

March – Cloud Seeding presented by Jim Hagenbarth, Rancher/BHWC Board Member (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS)

April – Invasive Weeds in the Big Hole Watershed by BVHD County, Butte-Silver Bow County, BLM, and local contractors. (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS)

May – Big Hole River Fishery Update by Jim Olsen, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS)

June – Big Game Counts & Status by Vanna Boccadori, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

July BHWC does not meet in July.

August – TBA

September – Sage Grouse in the Big Hole Watershed by Vanna Boccadori and Craig Fager, both with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

October – TBA

November – TBA

December BHWC does not meet in December.


Monthly Meeting Archives