Annoucing: Saving the Mitchell by Michael Howell
The Mitchell Slough, originally known as the Right Fork of the St. Mary’s Fork of the Bitterroot River, is a 16-mile-long spring-fed stretch of the Bitterroot River that meanders from just north of Corvallis to just south of Stevensville. In the early-90’s two young men, who had fished the waters of the Mitchell all their lives, decided to test Montana’s Stream Access Law by fishing in this area that had been closed to the public by landowners who put up barbed wire and “No Trespassing” signs along its banks.
Saving the Mitchell is a non-fiction book recently released by Stoneydale Press that tells the story of the Mitchell Slough and the fight to save Montana’s river and streams from privatization.
Welcome to the Bitterroot River’s webpage!
This website is meant to celebrate the Bitterroot River. It aims to become a clearinghouse for information related to the river and serve as a living link between the watershed and the people it supports.
The website is sponsored and maintained by the Bitterroot River Protection Association (BRPA) a non-profit tax-exempt organization dedicated to protecting the waters of the Bitterroot River Basin from privatization or environmental degradation since 2000.
BRPA is a WATERKEEPER Alliance Affiliate and our aim is to be the voice of the Bitterroot River in every venue in which the destiny of these waters is at stake.
Report Pollution, Environmental Damage and Public Access problems!
HOTLINE: (406) 239-4838