Who are we?
The Beaverhead Watershed Committee (BWC) was formed in August of 2001 by a group of landowners and stakeholders with a common goal of improving and repairing the environment across the watershed as a subdivision of Beaverhead Conservation District (BCD). Since that time the BWC has reached ridge to ridge with successful projects related to water quality, water quantity, fencing/grazing, weed management and outreach expansion.The committee is made up of a diverse group of volunteers representing all stakeholders within the watershed. Representatives include: Agriculture, Outfitters and Guides, Local Business, Trout Unlimited, Beaverhead County Commissioners, City of Dillon, and Beaverhead Conservation District.
The function of the BWC is to coordinate a local, citizen-based approach to maintaining public awareness and continuous improvement of Beaverhead riparian health. The Beaverhead Watershed Committee continues to seek good projects. Individuals or groups with improvement ideas are encouraged to bring them to the attention of the Committee. All meetings are open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend.
The mission of the Beaverhead Watershed Committee is to seek an understanding of the watershed—how it functions and supports the communities dependent on it—and to build an agreement on watershed-related planning issues among stakeholders with diverse viewpoints.
Where do we work?
Since 2001, Beaverhead Watershed Committee has been enhancing the riparian areas in Beaverhead Watershed. Starting in 2017, BWC expanded into Red Rock Watershed. As a group, BWC has completed various projects in both watersheds. If you’re interested in current and past projects, visit our project page here.