The Clearwater Resource Council (CRC) works to engage the community and facilitate efforts that will enhance, conserve, sustain, and protect the natural resources and rural lifestyle of the Clearwater Watershed for present and future generations. Learn more »
Announcements and Events.
October 19, 2019 - The Western Larch (Tamaracks) are turning gold and now is a great time to get out and see them throughout the Clearwater Valley.
Some prominent viewing locations include; Big Larch Campground (off Hwy 83, just north of Seeley Lake), the James Girard Memorial Tamarack Grove which includes “Gus” (off of Boy Scout Rd west of Seeley Lake) as well as a drive out the Morrell Creek Rd towards Cottonwood Lakes.
September 2019 - Now is a great time to prepare for next year’s fire season. Consider reducing the amount of “fuels” around your home and on your property. Click here to download an application to possibly get some grant money to help. For additional information, visit the CRC Fuels page or contact:
Jon Haufler, 406-499-0264.
Thank you to everyone who supported CRC by participating in the Seeley Lake Community Foundation’s Change Your Pace Challenge.
Your donation will help CRC continue its resource work and provide special events in the Seeley-Swan area.
The annual summer picnic to Celebrate the Clearwater recently took place at the Double Arrow Homestead Cabin. To see a few pictures of the event, visit the Celebrate the Clearwater page.
The 2017-2018 Adopt-A-Lake Data - Supplement to the 2014 Report has been added to the Adopt-A-Lake page. Be sure to check it out and see how our lakes are fairing and to learn more about this program which will begin its eleventh full season of data collecting this summer.
The 2017 Adopt-A-Stream report is now available. Learn about the sampling results gathered by local school students, volunteers, and neighboring organizations which describe turbidity, Total Suspended Solids (TSS) and nutrient concentrations (Total Nitrogen and Phosphorous) in Clearwater Basin streams. To learn more about this program or review past reports, visit the Adopt-A-Stream page.
A Clearwater Partners Workshop on Glacier Lake Missoula
was held on Saturday, June 1, 1 - 2:30 pm at the Seeley Lake Community Center.
For more details, click on the poster picture.
On Saturday, April 6th, Molly Hackett, who is the Missoulian's "Dirty Fingernails Gardening" columnist, with a monthly column in the Seeley Swan Pathfinder, shared tips for getting plants started here in the valleys. She answered many questions from members of the audience.
Read the Seeley Swan Pathfinder article about Molly’s presentation.
Check out CRC’s Facebook and Instagram pages for events, volunteer opportunities, and amazing nature photographs!
If you have any photographs that you would like to submit for consideration for posting on our social media or a website page, head to CRC’s Photo Submissions page. Include a description of where the photo was taken and what exciting adventure you were on!
Please limit the file size to 1MB or less, with a maximum width of 1500 px or a maximum height of 1000 px. Questions? Email them to McKenzie@crcmt.org. Thanks!
Do you know that Clearwater Resource Council created six 30-second public service announcements to alert Montana's citizens about Aquatic Invasive Mussels? They are ready for you to view, copy a URL link, or get the ‘embed code’ to use from the CRC YouTube Channel. Please use them free of charge, on your websites, Facebook or other social media platforms. DNRC will release them in a paid media blitz in the spring of 2019, but we want to get them to a wide audience now. Choose one or more that are appropriate for your organization, agency or company. The scripts are viewable on the adjacent flyer and the spots are individually targeting boaters, anglers, ranchers, energy consumers and the general public.
The PSA Content Summary flyer includes the basic scripts used for each of the announcements.
View the individual spots at:
If you want any of the actual PSA videos sent to you directly,
contact Jenny Rohrer, PSA video producer
at email@example.com or call 406-754-0034.
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June 13, 2019 - Our Corner of the World by Dave Batchelder, Executive Director, a “Place for All” editorial piece appeared in the Seeley Swan Pathfinder.
January 10, 2019 - Looking Back at 2018 and the Battle Against AIS read the Seeley Swan Pathfinder article by Joann Wallenburn, CRC’s Aquatics Director.
December 20, 2018 - FWP’s fight against AIS. Read about Fish, Wildlife and Parks efforts to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species which appeared in the Seeley Swan Pathfinder.
Dr. Jack Cohen during his presentation on
How Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire
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Photography: Lake and stream - Ann Mondul; Paddleboarders - Lee Boman; Celebrate the Clearwater - Jenny Rohrer