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.

The 2016 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 12th year 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.

Photo by J. Harrits

Photo by J. Harrits

Living with Bears in Seeley Lake

will be the focus of the next Pure Montana Tales. Join us on
Thursday, March 21, 7:00 pm at the Seeley Lake Historical Barn.

In the summer of 2018, there were 18 grizzly bear and over 100 black bear conflicts in the Clearwater Valley due to bear attractants, states MTFWP Wildlife Specialist, Jamie Jonkel. The Great Bear Foundation will offer examples from Manitoba and the US on the awareness, creativity and tolerance necessary for humans and bears to co-exist. Information on how to acquire a bear-resistance garbage container will be available.

FREE — Everyone Welcome — Refreshments
Download the event poster.

Mark your calendar for these other events:
Gardening Workshop with Molly Hackett – Saturday April 6, 1 pm, Seeley Lake Community Hall
Glacier Lake Missoula – Saturday, June 1, 1 pm, Seeley Lake Community Hall


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 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, CRC Outreach Director
at or call 406-754-0034.

Download the  PSAs Content Summary  Flyer (730 kB pdf)

Download the PSAs Content Summary Flyer (730 kB pdf)

Past events Follow-up information

Read the  Seeley Swan Pathfinder article  to get details on what was presented.

Read the Seeley Swan Pathfinder article to get details on what was presented.

Read the November 22, 2018 Seeley Swan  Pathfinder article  about this event.

Read the November 22, 2018 Seeley Swan Pathfinder article about this event.

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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.

July 19, 2018 - Clearwater Chain-of-Lakes: The Only…, The Biggest…, The Last…, an article in the Seeley Swan Pathfinder by CRC's Joann Wallenburn about the lakes in our valley and thoughts on preserving them.

June 21, 2018 - Invasive Mussels in Montana - What's the Latest?
read the most recent Seeley Swan Pathfinder article about Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

March 15, 2018 - Montana Watercraft Inspection stations have started to open for the year. Know what to expect when stopping at one.


January 25, 2018 - read the Seeley Swan Pathfinder article, A Place for All: CRC Launches Clearwater Lakes Alliance Initiative, which describes CRC's efforts to establish a proactive program for protecting the valley's lakes and streams.

Please take a moment to view this video about the impacts of aquatic invasive species (AIS)

Dr. Jack Cohen during his presentation on
How Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire

Read  his tips  on how to protect your home during wildfires.  Learn more »

Read his tips on how to protect your home during wildfires. Learn more »

More information below.

More information below.

Learn about various events and activities that have been going on.

Contact for more information on any of these topics.

Read the latest newsletter. (1.4 MB pdf)

Read the latest newsletter.
(1.4 MB pdf)

Read the Seeley Swan Pathfinder article about the Rice Ridge Fire Recap or view the meeting as filmed by MCAT,* or via YouTube.

*This presentation was recorded by Missoula Community Access Television as part of a Media Assistance Grant donated to CRC by MCAT. For other MCAT productions visit


2016 Adopt-A-Stream report (1.3 MB)
and the
CRC Volunteer 2016 aquatics monitoring work.
(preliminary report)

Watch CRC's Keeping Clearwater
A 15 minute movie detailing efforts to protect the watershed.

I am particularly proud of the role CRC has played with hazard fuel reduction work around Seeley Lake which is so important. CRC has been a light for the Valley and its residents - keep up the good work.
— Tim Love, former District Ranger, Seeley Lake Ranger District
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Photography: Lake and stream - Ann Mondul; Paddleboarders - Lee Boman; Celebrate the Clearwater - Jenny Rohrer