Our Coalition

The Clark Fork Coalition began in 1985 as a small group of passionate community members advocating as a single voice to protect the watershed. We continue today as an association of informed and diverse “champions” actively protecting and restoring the countless resources and beauty of the Clark Fork River Basin. Together, we are successfully making our waterways clean, healthy and whole again.

Key Stats

Coalition and Watershed Numbers


1985 The Clark Fork Coalition formed

6 Technical Advisory Committee members  

14 Coalition staff

16 Board of Directors members

35 Business Sponsors and Supporters

53 Working Partners

560+ Annual Donors


14 million acres within the watershed

28,000 miles of streams and rivers

45 billion gallons of water returned to trout strongholds


Interested in joining our team?

Working at the Clark Fork Coalition is a rewarding experience. We are an innovative, values-driven river conservation nonprofit making a measurable difference in the health and resiliency of the Clark Fork River system and the people and wildlife it sustains.