The WRC’s focus area is located in the uppermost 120 miles of the Clark Fork River
and its tributaries in western Montana. The upper Clark Fork River Basin consists
of approximately forty-two percent (42%) private lands, of which, eighty-two percent
(82%) are agricultural lands.
Promoting practices that preserve large intact landscapes increases the protection
of critical habitat for fish, wildlife, and other aquatic species. A large portion
of this work is accomplished through successful partnerships with landowners that
enhance and benefit both the resource and the landowner. Through the efforts of the
WRC, groups that were at one time polarized have
joined together to collaborate and bring about change in the upper Clark Fork watershed.
The WRC provides landowners a place at the table for basin conservation and restoration
The WRC is an energetic, on the ground organization with big-picture goals. Through
local and regional support along with partner collaboration and cooperation, we are
able to successfully achieve our mission as an organization and community.