Current Projects

Citizen Initiative for a new safe mining law

Despite the innumerable values of Montana’s gin clear waters, the laws  to protect those waters fall short of the threats they face, especially  when it comes to mining.  

Current Montana law does not prevent our watersheds from being polluted by toxic mine  waste for generations after a mine closes.  


We want to fix that.  We are drafting a law that will prevent mining companies from simply walking away once the ore is gone, leaving behind the ongoing toxic seepage into our iconic waters for the citizens to deal with for decades or longer.


We are partnering with several highly respected national environmental organizations to create a citizen-based ballot initiative to put this proposed law on the ballot in November 2018. 


We  expect to begin signature gathering by late March 2018.  All funds  gathered through this fundraising campaign will go towards the  signature-gathering effort.


We hope to raise the $35,000 required to kickstart our broader effort to protect Montana waters.


Time is of essence - we want to reach our goal within two months!  If you want to help, please either make a donation directly to us using the DONATE TO THE CAUSE button, or through our CLICK HERE to reach our GoFundMe campaign.

Blackfoot River Trail

 BBRK is was a key driver to establish this trail, one of only two in Montana.  We worked with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) to create the Big Blackfoot River Trail,  a series of reservation-only campsites dedicated to float-in camping.   These have no vehicle access, and require recreationists to  practice complete pack in/pack out, zero impact campcraft.   


The program started in 2012 with campsites at four locations in the middle section of the drainage, creating a 40-mile stretch of river that can be floated in multiple days with the assurance of a reserved campsite waiting for you at the end of the day..


Under FWP's auspices, BBRK monitors the sites, provide public awareness of the program, and gather usage statistics to help the ongoing expansion of the trail.