Restoring the Clark Fork River

Headwaters Economics worked with the Clark Fork Coalition, U.S. Forest Service, and others to create an interactive tool that describes many of the stories behind the ongoing recovery of the Clark Fork River.

Efforts are underway to restore the Clark Fork River, and these interactive restoration stories showcase five of the projects across the watershed which have improved the health and resilience of Montana’s rivers and streams while providing economic benefits to local communities.

The Clark Fork River is Montana’s largest river by volume, forming the eastern headwaters of the Columbia River system, and it contains many of the “jewels” that make up the Crown of the Continent ecosystem, like the Blackfoot Valley, the Seeley-Swan, and the Flathead.

Headwaters Economics worked with the Clark Fork Coalition, U.S. Forest Service, and others to create the interactive restoration stories.  With more than half-a-billion dollars earmarked for the watershed’s rehabilitation, there is an extraordinary opportunity on the Clark Fork for continued and important restoration work.