Watershed Restoration Plan (WRP)


The WRP is designed to coordinate watershed restoration efforts and implement the steps necessary to sustain future restoration projects and long-term education. The WRP provides an overview of how BRWF hopes to address water quality concerns in the Bitterroot watershed and is meant to be a living document that will be amended periodically as water quality issues are resolved or as new ones arise

Youth Natural Resource Education Assessment of the Bitterroot Valley (YNREA)


Educating the future water stewards in our community is a high priority to BRWF. In 2012 our Big Sky Watershed Corps Member, Kalena Gravina, assessed the existing state of natural resource education in the Bitterroot Valley to determine the best role for BRWF in enhancing student's access to natural resource education.  Kalena completed YNREA by interviewing educators to identify existing efforts, discover barriers, and guide BRWF's development of youth watershed education programs.  This process led to BRWF programs like youth water quality monitoring  and the "Future Irrigators of the Bitterroot" field trip.

Bitterroot River Subbasin Plan for Fish and Wildlife Conservation


The Bitterroot watershed is a subbasin of the greater Columbia River Basin and part of the Clark Fork River Recovery Unit which provides funding for potential projects as part of the North West Power and Conservation Council’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. In August, 2009 the Bitterroot Subbasin Plan for Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared by several organizations for the Northwest Power and Conservation Councill to investigate the current state of our watershed. The Bitterroot Subbasin Plan is a framework for conserving and restoring fish and wildlife in the Bitterroot River watershed in western Montana.


Stream Flow and Irrigation


Find more information on streamflow and irrigation in the Bitterroot with links to USGS gauges and more.


Montana Watershed Coordination Council - Real-time Resources Page


Access links for information on wildfire, drought, snowpack, streamflow, and more.