The Bitter Root Water Forum adds a restoration coordinator and needs matching funds for big restoration projects on the Bitterroot River, Threemile Creek and the Burnt Fork.

The Bitter Root Water Forum has been a part of the Bitterroot community for 25 years. As a local nonprofit their mission is to bring the community together to protect, enhance and restore the waterways in the Bitterroot Va...

Last year we put in three fencing plots along Miller Creek on the Oxbow Cattle Company to deter cows and wildlife from browsing important riparian vegetation.

We're adding fence stays to those plots to add another level of stability and need your help.

Two volunteer days are coming up to help install these stays.

When: Monday, October 14th, and Wednesday, October 23rd from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where: Me...


We're wrapping up our Clean Up All Year program for 2019 in mid-October. To commemorate it and our annual Bitterroot River Clean Up we're having a photo contest.

Send in your pictures and help us pick a winner!

Read the Photo Contest Rules for more information.

From Painted Rocks and Sula all the way to Missoula volunteers spread out on Aug. 10 for the annual Bitterroot River Clean Up.

The Bitter Root Water Forum, a local nonprofit that works to bring the community together to protect, enhance and restore waterways in the Bitterroot, has been hosting this event for over seven years.

“We had over 80 volunteers sign up this year for walking sites and floatin...

What a wonderful River Clean Up!  We had over 80 people cleaning up the River AND over 80 folks participate in the Run for the River 5K.

Again, this year we had wonderful coverage of the River, cleaning up the East and West Forks all the way to Missoula! From volunteer after volunteer we heard that there was less trash than they'd seen in previous years.

But thanks to the great coverage and folks be...

On Thursday, May 23, the Bitter Root Water Forum hosted its seventh annual Future Irrigators of the Bitterroot field trip.

The trip followed the course of irrigable water in the valley and provided an opportunity for Future Farmers of America (FFA) students to step out of the classroom and learn from professionals in the field. The local FFA chapters that participated this year were Stevensville, C...

We are swept off of our feet and completely blown away by the support of this community for the Bitter Root Water Forum during Bitterroot Gives. It was heartening to have the community come together for us, as a nonprofit focused on bringing our community together to protect, enhance and restore the waters that we all rely on.

You gave over $12,000 for the Water Forum during the 27-hour Bitterroot...

"WET" is our volunteer group that heads out into the field to monitor and maintain our restoration projects. This group is vital to keeping our projects growing strong in the years after initial implementation.

In 2019, we will be watering plantings, maintaining fences and browse protectors, taking pictures, doing plant counts, and more. The group meets weekly during the summer, though attendance a...

Fisheries biologists, hydrologists, farmers and ranchers have noticed changes in the amount of snowpack and timing of runoff. 

On Wednesday, May 29, three local speakers will talk about existing data, projections and implications for the Bitterroot watershed.

The presentation called “From Fishing to Farming: How Climate is Affecting the Bitterroot” will start at 6 p.m. at the Corvallis Grange. Speak...

Each year the Bitter Root Water Forum hosts the Bitterroot River Clean Up the second Saturday of August.

The clean up is a Bitterroot tradition that plays an important role in protecting the resource we all rely on. Spurred by this event, the Bitter Root Water Forum started the “Clean Up All Year” initiative. This program expands the one day event into a year round effort to keep our rivers and str...

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