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  • Jefferson River Basin Increases Capacity, Thanks to JRWC and MTU

    CHRIS EDGINGTON, Jefferson River Watershed Project, MTU|Jul 10, 2024

    Watershed planning in the Jefferson River basin will have increased capacity thanks to the continued partnership between the Jefferson River Watershed Council (JRWC) and Montana Trout Unlimited (MTU). The United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) announced on July 2, 2024, that the partners received a $300,000 funding commitment over 3 years through the USBR’s Cooperative Watershed Management Program. “This funding will usher in a new era of watershed planning in the Jefferson basin. It provides the Jefferson River Watershed Council and Mon...

  • JRWC Local & State Drought Planning Efforts Meeting April 24th

    CHRIS EDGINGTON, Jefferson River Watershed Council|Apr 17, 2024

    The Jefferson River Watershed Council (JRWC) would like to invite Jefferson Valley residents to learn about local and state drought planning efforts. Please join the JRWC on April 24 at 6 PM at the Whitehall Community Center to hear from DNRC's Upper Missouri Water Planner about Montana’s new comprehensive State Drought Management Plan. A precipitation report and a Jefferson Drought Management Plan update will follow....

  • MTU Partners with GSM to Provide More Access to Spawning Areas and Thermal Refuge

    CHRIS EDGINGTON, Jefferson Watershed Project|Nov 15, 2023

    Trout in the Jefferson River may have more access to spawning areas and thermal refuge thanks to a new partnership announced today by Montana Trout Unlimited (MTU) that will remove three aging diversion dams on the Boulder River. MTU is collaborating with Barrick Gold, owners of the Golden Sunlight Mine, with complimentary support from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and L.R. Huckaba Ranch on the Boulder River near Cardwell, MT to increase stream flow and connectivity on the Boulder. “We c...