Big Sky Headwaters Alliance

Clean and abundant water for all


The Healthy Headwaters committee focuses on partner activities related to monitoring, conservation and restoration to preserve and enhance the ecosystem health.


  1. Establish a Watershed Status and Trend Monitoring Program, which will include an expanded water quality monitoring network to track water quality trends, fill identified data gaps, provide baseline information for permitting actions, and identify areas for restoration and conservation activities.
  2. Develop a Watershed Status and Trends Dashboard to convey information collected in the Watershed Status and Trends Program to the community.
  3. Implement Watershed Restoration and Conservation actions that address water quality impairments and protect the existing high-quality water resources by maintaining connectivity in the hydrologic and biologic systems of the Big Sky area.

Committee Work

March 25, 2020 Meeting: 1:00 – 3:00 pm, – Cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date due to COVID-19 precautions.

February 5, 2020 Meeting: Big Sky Water and Sewer Meeting Room; 12-1, Meryl Storb, Using diel changes in water chemistry to understand how nitrate loading is altering stream ecosystem function in the West Fork of the Gallatin. 1-3pm Healthy Headwaters Committee

December 11, 2019 Meeting, 1:30-3:30pm Big Sky Water and Sewer District Meeting Room

May 15, 2019 Meeting, 1-3:30pm Big Sky Water and Sewer District Meeting

March 28, 2019 Meeting, 1-3pm Big Sky Water and Sewer District Meeting

January 17, 2019 Meeting, 10-3pm Big Sky Water and Sewer District Meeting

November 2, 2018 Meeting, 10am-12pm Big Sky Water and Sewer District Meeting

Learn more about the Big Sky Sustainable Water Solutions Forum here