Bitterroot Water Forum works to protect tributaries
Along Highway 93, exaggerated cliffs and rocks walls fall away to wide open spaces and green rolling hills as you turn onto the East Fork Road.
Here, Cameron Creek flows down from the Sapphire Mountains and through a historic ranching community before reaching the East Fork of the Bitterroot River.
Cameron Creek plays a vital role in supporting irrigation and providing critical habitat for fish and wildlife. These are just a couple of reasons why a local nonprofit has a special interest in the water quality of this creek.
In 2013, the Bitter Root Water Forum (BRWF), a watershed group working for clean water in the Bitterroot Valley, worked with landowners to complete two restoration projects restoring native plants along 1.2 miles of Cameron Creek, one of the warmest streams entering the Bitterroot River.