The Big Sky Sustainable Water Solutions Forum
The Big Sky Sustainable Water Solutions Forum is a group of diverse watershed stakeholders working collaboratively to identify and solve water resource issues in the Upper Gallatin Watershed.
This initial phase of the project, which was completed in April 2016, interviewed stakeholders to determine their water resource concerns in the Big Sky area and whether or not they had interest in working in a collaborative planning process. Overwhelmingly, the stakeholders supported a collaborative planning process. Their water resource concerns fell into three focus areas: 1) wastewater treatment and disposal, 2) clean water supply and availability, and 3) watershed ecological integrity.
A community-based, collaborative stakeholder group has been formed to address water resource concerns. The group began meeting in June 2016. The final product is expected to be a watershed management plan to sustain and enhance drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and support and improve healthy, properly functioning watersheds.
Forum stakeholders will be working toward community water resources goals and analyzing options in 2017. Meetings, resources and other information will continue to be updated on this project site, so please visit again and explore the links at the top of this project page.