January 9, 2020

Happy New Year from all of us at the Bitter Root Water Forum!


Thanks to our generous donors we met our match from the Friends of Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge in December. Your support ensures on the ground restoration and watershed education continue in the Bitterroot. Thank you!


We'd like to introduce our new Big Sky Watershed Corps member for 2020, Grace Pierstorff.

Having recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, with a B.S. in Ecology and Environmental Biology, Grace is excited to get started with the Water Forum. She is looking forward to working alongside the community on watershed education and restoration goals.

Giving thanks for you

November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! This year we're giving thanks for YOU.

Thanks to you, our community is brought together to protect, enhance, and restore the waters of the Bitterroot Valley.


Thanks to you, boots are on the ground doing to restoration projects to improve water quality and wildlife habitat.

Thanks to our BSWC member

November 14, 2019

Our office feels a little emptier today as our AmeriCorps member, Emilie's 10.5-month term came to a close this week. From her start in January Emilie has been a valuable asset to our team.

As our Big Sky Watershed Corps member Emilie:


  • taught 7th graders through our Earth Stewardship Program

  • got students out in the field

  • coordinated and lead our Watershed Enhancement Team (WET)

  • put together our Irrigation in the Bitterroot tour

  • headed our "Clean Up All Year" program

  • and more!

  • Hard working volunteers make projects successful

    September 5, 2019

    As the summer is coming to an end we wanted to thank our Watershed Enhancement Team volunteers.

    They've been out in the field weekly watering and doing maintenance and monitoring on our projects.

    Some of their tasks have included:

  • browse protector maintenance

  • weeding

  • weed mat removal

  • plant counts

  • photo point monitoring


    Because of their diligent work, our restoration projects are more likely to succeed.

    Excited to introduce Andrea

    July 30, 2019

    Please help us welcome Andrea Price, our new Restoration Coordinator!


    Andrea learned to love rivers and lakes growing up in the Seattle area. She followed that passion in college earning an environmental engineering degree from Dartmouth College.


    After graduating, she’s worked overseas with NGOs in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector.


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