Montana Watershed Coordination Council

The Montana Watershed Coordination Council (MWCC) is a dynamic network advancing the Watershed Approach to conservation across Montana. The Watershed Approach is a distinct strategy – one rooted in the unique values of Montana’s individual watershed communities, as well as efforts to work collaboratively among diverse stakeholders within those communities. MWCC’s Story began in the early 1990s with an effort “to create a more efficient system of cooperation and coordination among natural resource governmental agencies and organizations in Montana” because “sustaining our watersheds and ecosystems will provide lasting benefits only if constructed through a collaborative, cooperative process, which depends upon the active involvement, insight and support of local residents.”

For over 25 years, MWCC has met its mission of “uniting and supporting Montana’s watershed communities to promote healthy and productive landscapes” through collaboration and capacity building throughout Montana, empowering thousands of resource caretakers to ensure clean, plentiful water and healthy landscapes for all Montanans.