In the mid-2000s, BWC began working with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to develop plans for Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the watershed. DEQ is EPA’s designated management authority for protecting state waters and has worked with dozens of watershed groups throughout the state to develop and implement TMDLs. BWC’s role in this process is to assist DEQ in identifying the causes and sources of watershed problems, work with a coalition of stakeholders to find and implement solutions, and develop a locally-based, locally-driven Watershed Restoration Plan.

Learn more about TMDLS.

View the Beaverhead Watershed Restoration Plan.