Comments on Montana’s General Permit for Suction Dredging

On March 30th, 2015 we submitted these technical comments to the Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality concerning its proposed renewal of a General Permit for Suction Dredge operations.   Montana administers a federally-delegated permit program that regulates how, where, and when…

Field Survey: Lower Jefferson River, Whitehall-Cardwell

The Lower Jefferson watershed of SW Montana is an interesting case-study in land management. The river is heavily tapped for water rights, by local agricultural land use, and of course supports local fisheries and macroinvertebrate populations. Last Friday one of…