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Watershed Fund Project Support

The MWCC Watershed Fund provides competitive funding to assist our community-based watershed partners with implementing on-the-ground projects to benefit water quality, water quantity, natural resources, conservation stewardship, community health, and local livelihoods. Up to $30,000 may be awarded to each recipient, depending on the funding source. Project support opportunities vary, with different requirements for match, reporting, and reimbursement. Watch this page for upcoming project support opportunities.

To view examples of previously funded projects check out this blog post!

Previously Funded Projects:

OrganizationProjects Title
Big Hole Watershed CommitteeMossop Bank Riparian Planting and Suenram Phase 1
Blackfoot ChallengeBlackfoot Process-based Restoration: Chimney Creek Phase II + Future Project Planning
Clark Fork CoalitionWillow Creek Beaver Conflict Resolution Project
Lower Clark Fork Watershed GroupEast Fork Bull River Revegetation Project
Musselshell Watershed CoalitionKilby Butte Bank Restoration Project
Prickly Pear Land TrustPost-Fire Weed and Sedimentation Mitigation on Sevenmile Creek
Stillwater Valley Watershed CouncilStillwater Valley Hazardous Fuels Mitigation Project
West Slope Chapter Trout UnlimitedSouth Fork Lower Willow Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project
OrganizationProject Title
Big Hole Watershed CommitteeEast Fork Divide Creek Natural Waters Storage 2.0
Bitter Root Water ForumProject Maintenance by Watershed Enhancement Team
Blackfoot ChallengeBuilding Drought Resilience Through Soil Health
Clark Fork CoalitionMaclay Ditch Fish Screen
Musselshell Watershed CoalitionTwo Dot Bank Restoration
Sun River Watershed GroupCrossing Replacement and Habitat Improvement
Swan Valley ConnectionsElk Creek Conservation Area Restoration Project


The purpose of these dollars is to help watershed groups accomplish on-the-ground work on projects that align with local watershed priorities and measurably improve local resources.

Who Qualifies for Support?

Watershed conservation organizations that are increasing the capacity of local communities to advance community-based, locally led conservation using the Watershed Approach to conservation are eligible. This includes watershed groups; conservation, irrigation, and water quality districts; non-profits; forest collaboratives; tribal communities; and tribal government agencies. Federal agencies, state agencies, individuals, and for-profit entities are not eligible.


Please contact Watershed Programs Coordinator Terri Nichols with any questions, and to discuss your funding ideas.

Terri Nichols