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.
Our office is located in the U.S. Forest Service in Eureka.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2170, Eureka, MT 59917
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tobacco River Restoration
Construction began on Phase I of the Tobacco River Restoration Project in June 2018. Funded by an EPA 319 Grant through the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, the project restored a 0.4 mile reach of the river. Funding from a grant provided by the Sweet Grass Conservation District funded the riparian re-vegetation of the stream banks and floodplain.
Lincoln Conservation District has received funding through the Department of Natural Resource Conservation, Reclamation and Development Grant Program, EPA 319 Interim Grant program and Sweet Grass Conservation District to complete construction of Phase II. Construction is scheduled to begin July 8, 2019 and be completed November 2019.
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.
Mud Creek Restoration
Lincoln Conservation District was awarded an EPA 319 Grant through the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to complete the restoration of one half mile of Mud Creek and the adjacent riparian area and floodplain. Additional funding was provided by the Department of Natural Resource Conservation Watershed grant program, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service through Kootenai River Network and Clark Fork Kootenai River Basins Council. The project is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 93 and Mud Creek Road. The goals of the project are to improve the aquatic species habitat by addressing stream health and installing a fish barrier to prevent non-native species from continuing upstream. The project site was formerly a timber milling site that operated from 1954 through 1973. During the sawmill operation, Mud Creek was straightened and channelized along Mud Creek Road and a cooling pond was constructed in the southeast corner of the project site. Construction was completed November 2018.
To view the restored creek, click here: Restoration Video
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