As the image above shows, the Big Hole River has migrated south over 25 years and is threatening to flank the Pennington Bridge and private properties. So last month we removed 3,500 cubic yards of sand and gravel from a point-bar just above the bridge. This phase 1 project will help ensure that the river stays underneath the Pennington Bridge while also reducing excessive erosion and sedimentation. 💦
BHWC has been engaged with landowners, contractors, and Madison county for 4 years on this but we couldn’t wait for one more season of high flows potentially doing real damage. Can you chip in to help us offset our $1,500 investment into this work? Donate here: https://bhwc.harnessapp.com/wv2/campaign/3906. You can contribute once, monthly, or even round up the change from your day-to-day purchases. All contributions are tax-deductible. 💦
We are working on a long-term, sustainable solution to erosion and infrastructure issues in this stretch of river (Phase 2). By donating, you’ll stay updated on our designs as they come out.
Thanks to our project partners, funders, and contractors: Madison County; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; Montana Watershed Coordination Council; Bureau of Reclamation; Rowe Excavation; Great West Engineering; and Applied Geomorphology.
“Conservation is as much about community as it is our land and water.” — Jim Hagenbarth, BHWC Vice-Chairman/Rancher 💦