Take Action (AGAIN): Tell BLM Southwest Montana Is No Place For Oil & Gas Development!

The BLM is trying to sell off your public lands near the Big Hole & Beaverhead Rivers, AGAIN! The Environmental Assessment (EA) for proposed March 2019 lease sales of public land in Southwest Montana for oil & gas development is now…

Take Action: Tell BLM Southwest Montana Is No Place For Oil & Gas Development

The Environmental Assessment (EA) for proposed December 2018 lease sales of public land in Southwest Montana for oil & gas development is now available for public comment. The public lands proposed for sale this December are exclusively intended for oil…

Spring 2018 Updates On Beaverhead River Pollution Problems

On May 22, 2018 the public learned what’s causing nearly annual algal blooms and cloudy waters in the Beaverhead River. Expert scientists from the Bureau of Reclamation, Montana DEQ, and Montana FWP discussed recent late summer algal blooms & water…

Comments on Beaverhead Hydroelectric Proposal

Nearly 200 Comments Submitted to FERC – Protect the Beaverhead! For years there’s been a proposal to turn Clark Canyon Dam, the headwaters of the Beaverhead, into a hydroelectric facility.  This February 2016 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) solicited public comment on the…

Last Day to Comment on Beaverhead Hydroelectric Proposal, March 24th

The Beaverhead hydroelectric proposal lacks meaningful consideration of local water pollution events: tell FERC to protect downstream river health There is currently a proposal to turn Clark Canyon Dam, the headwaters of the Beaverhead, into a hydroelectric facility.  The proposal requires a…

Exploratory Oil & Gas Drilling Near Lima, MT

The USFS and BLM have received an application to put in an exploratory oil & gas drill rig in far upper reaches of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National National Forest. Click here to see the BLM’s drilling application notice on the Tendoy Project.  …

Beaverhead River Turbidity and Intense Algal Blooms

Beaverhead River Suffers Pollution Event for Second Consecutive Summer For the second summer in a row the Beaverhead River became markedly cloudy and its banks and back eddies were covered in intense algal blooms, including toxic blue-green algae above and…

Public Mtg About Upper Beaverhead Summer 2015 Conditions

Taking Steps to Address Water Quality Concerns on the Upper Beaverhead River In late summer of 2014, the water of the Upper Beaverhead River became markedly cloudy – or turbid. Biologists took note and monitored the conditions, and the river…