Current Projects

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

 

For more than a decade, Montanans have worked together to create a lasting solution for public lands in the Blackfoot River watershed. That solution is the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act.

This bill will protect the Blackfoot River by permanently protecting its most important tributaries. It will also secure and expand outdoor recreation opportunities in the Blackfoot and Clearwater Valleys, as well as enhance timber production and forest restoration in and around Seeley Lake.


BBRK is one of a group of local environmental organizations actively supporting this effort.

Check out this latest video, Hallowed Waters,  in support of BCSA featuring our own Waterkeeper Jerry O'Connell.


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.  

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