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Blacktail Watershed Restoration and Monitoring Program

The Blacktail Watershed Monitoring and Restoration project has been using low impact engineering techniques to restore the ecosystem in the headwaters of Blacktail and Basin Creek since 2014. This project is one of many demonstration projects across the west that is creating aquatic habitat and proving the validity of using beaver mimicry techniques for climate change resiliency through monitoring.

The project utilizes the partners of the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program, Watershed Restoration Coalition, Great West Engineering, Butte-Silver Bow, Wildlife Conservation Society, Water & Environmental Technologies, Forest Service, Natural Resource Damage Program and Montana Tech of the University of Montana.

Search the following, story map, to learn about the project background, watershed geography, restoration methods, monitoring, educational resources, and project contacts.

For more information, to schedule a tour or volunteer to install beaver mimicry structures contact the CFWEP office at 496-4790.