WATER

Access to clean water is essential to human health and to Montana’s economy. We support and implement measures to conserve this valuable resource and ensure clean lakes, streams, and rivers remain part of Montana’s natural heritage.

Initial Data Released on Selenium Study of Lake Koocanusa

Our longstanding collaboration with the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment (among other entities) to address rising levels of Selenium in Lake Koocanusa has resulted in the U.S. Geological Survey releasing data from a continuing environmental study of the reservoir. The data is part of a large-scale Selenium study to support development of a lake-specific guideline for the pollutant that will protect aquatic life.      

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New Guide for Developing Watershed Restoration Plans Now Available

An Introductory Guide to Watershed Restoration Planning in Montana is now available to local groups seeking to create Watershed Restoration Plans. The guide is authored by Ethan Kunard of the Madison Conservation District and is designed to help local groups get started on developing WRPs. The work complements other more detailed resources to develop and implement WRPs, and these works are referenced in the guide.

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