Blackfoot Challenge

Presentation of the Organization

Our story began in the early 1970s, when landowners along the Blackfoot River started gathering community support for conservation and sharing the resource through public and private partnerships. At the time, which was a far-sighted idea, especially in a state known for its rugged individualism. But the consensus approach was so effective that in 1993, they officially formed the Blackfoot Challenge. Our mission: to coordinate efforts that conserve and enhance the natural resources and rural way of life throughout the watershed.


Blackfoot Challenge

405 Main Street P.O. Box 103

Ovando, Montana


United States of America

Phone: 406.793.3900



Resource Person(s)

Kristin Gardner, Executive Director