What we do

Water Management

With the increasingly limited water supply in western Montana, water management—through water rights leasing and ownership, more efficient water use, and innovative headwaters storage strategies—is one of the most powerful ways we help rivers and tributaries thrive and benefit people.

How we do it

The Coalition prioritizes water management strategies on streams where the volume of water we can return will make a significant difference in connectivity, adequate flow for ecological function, or water temperatures. We manage more than 35 contracts that return 25 billion gallons of water to streams in the Upper Clark Fork, Bitterroot, and Middle Clark Fork. 

You Can Help

We couldn’t do it without you

Our capacity to act relies on your support

You Can Help

Become a fellow champion of the Clark Fork Watershed.

Through our collective efforts, the river can flow with clean, cold, abundant water so that nature can flourish and our communities can thrive. We invite you to become a fellow champion of the Clark Fork Watershed.