Restoring Wetlands and Riparian Zones in Western Montana

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Wildlife Forever joined forces with leading conservation groups to support the $1 million Blackfoot Watershed Initiative in western Montana. The Blackfoot River, where the movie ┬áRiver Runs Through It was filmed, was classified as one of North America’s ten most endangered rivers. This project was designed to restore wetlands and riparian areas within the Blackfoot River Valley. A number of problem areas within the 120,000-acre project area were targeted, including wetland drainage, accelerating sub-division rates, and deteriorating spawning habitat for native trout in major tributaries.