August 15, 2003

Summer 2003 saw the release of the state’s restoration plan for the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers. Montana’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Natural Resource Damage Program developed the broad-scale conceptual plan that provides restoration concepts, draft design information and restoration cost estimates. The plan builds on the EPA/DEQ proposed clean-up plan and proposes to restore the confluence of the two rivers to a more naturally functioning and self-maintaining state, to improve water quality and to provide high quality fish and wildife habitat. A fact sheet on the plan is also available.

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