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  • Blackfoot Challenge releases Stewardship Guide

    Blackfoot Challenge|Mar 17, 2022

    OVANDO - The Blackfoot Challenge recently completed the Blackfoot Watershed Stewardship Guide, a 36-page handbook full of information and resources on land and water stewardship for Blackfoot residents. In drawing upon both the generations of stewardship wisdom from those who live and work in the Blackfoot as well the latest scientific research and information, the Challenge hopes this Guide serves as a useful, informative and fun resource for residents as they navigate stewarding the rich and d...

  • Public invited to Trumpeter Swan Release, Sept. 5

    Blackfoot Challenge|Sep 5, 2019

    After a two year hiatus, the Blackfoot Challenge will again host their annual Trumpeter Swan Release on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Rolling Stone Ranch in Ovando. This annual event offers the public a rare opportunity to take an up-close look at Trumpeter Swans and learn about their biology, habitat and recovery in the Blackfoot watershed. This year, attendees will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for the opportunity to release a swan themselves the morning-of. Releases were not held in...

  • Blackfoot Challenge Announces New Executive Director

    Blackfoot Challenge|Feb 15, 2018

    OVANDO - The Blackfoot Challenge is pleased to announce that Charles Curtin has been selected as the organization's next Executive Director. As of Feb. 1, Charles assumed the position full-time and has been touring around the Blackfoot Watershed, visiting with Board members, staff and residents. "Our Hiring Committee set out to find an individual with the vision to build upon the Challenge's success and who could lead this now 25-year-old organization into its next stage," says Jim Stone, Board...

  • Public Invited to Attend Trumpeter Swan Release

    Blackfoot Challenge|Aug 31, 2017

    OVANDO - Join the Blackfoot Challenge and partners next Thursday, Sept. 7 near Ovando for the 13th Annual Trumpeter Swan Release. This annual event offers the public a rare opportunity to take an up-close look at Trumpeter Swans and learn about their habits, biology, and recovery in the Blackfoot watershed. Since 2004, the Blackfoot Challenge and a host of partners including private landowners, the US Fish & Wildlife Service and Blackfoot watershed schools, among many others, have been working cooperatively to restore native Trumpeter Swans to...

  • Swans, Range Riding and Water: An Update from the Blackfoot Challenge

    Blackfoot Challenge|Jun 23, 2016

    Summer has now officially arrived and that means that field season is in full swing at the Blackfoot Challenge. Read on for updates from our swan restoration, wildlife and drought response programs. Trumpeter swans return to the Blackfoot in record numbers It has been a thrilling spring in the Blackfoot for swan watchers. There are more trumpeters around than ever, with lots of folks reporting swans in both known sites and new places. And even more exciting is the fact that we have 13 pairs of swans on territories and at least eight of those...