Lincoln Conservation District has been awarded an EPA 319 Grant through the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to complete Phase I of a stream restoration project on the Tobacco River and funding through the DNRC Reclamation and Development Grant Program for Phase II. Phase I will restore a 0.4 mile reach of river channel. Combined, Phase I and II will restore approximately 1 mile of river channel. The goals of the project are to improve fisheries by addressing stream health including sediment reduction and floodplain access. The project will enhance habitat conditions in this important reach of the Tobacco River which serves as a critical migratory corridor to spawning and rearing tributaries in the Upper Tobacco River drainage.
Construction is planned to begin in the fall of 2017.
The stream trailer was enjoyed this past spring and summer by local school groups and summer recreation programs throughout Lincoln County!
Youngsters not only learned stream dynamics but watershed principles. Loaded with several hundred pounds of recycled material to create soil and a self contained water tank, a meandering stream is created. Figurines of animals, construction equipment, buildings, trees and shrubs are used to create a farm and forest. When the water is turned on, the water flows down the stream. By removing the brush and trees and increasing the flow of the stream a variety of water lessons are demonstrated including what happens when a river bank erodes.
If you would like the stream trailer to visit your school or summer camp in spring and summer 2017, please contact the District Administrator.
The Lincoln Conservation District Board of Supervisor’s Meeting is held the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. Meeting location alternates monthly between Libby and the U.S. Forest Service Eureka Office.
In June, 310 permit applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13th. 310 Permit Applications must be received by the Lincoln Conservation District Office by 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, the week prior to the scheduled meeting to be placed on the agenda.
Lincoln Conservation District
PO Box 2170
949 U.S. Highway 93 North
Eureka, Montana 59917-2170
Phone (406) 297-2233
Fax (406) 296-7188