“Low Flows, Hot Trout” Report and Summit

The National Wildlife Federation and the Clark Fork Coalition have just released “Low Flows, Hot Trout: Climate Change in the Clark Fork Watershed”.

The report shows how climate change is impacting the Clark Fork Basin in western Montana and northern Idaho by effecting temperatures, precipitation, stream flows, fish and wildlife populations, and fire activity. By looking at one watershed’s story through the lens of climate change, we hope to help people everywhere understand how global warming is changing their watersheds, their fish and wildlife populations, and their economies.

“Low Flows, Hot Trout” will also form the foundation for the Headwaters Summit that NWF is co-sponsoring in Missoula, Montana on September 15, 16 and 17 that will help conservationists look at legislative changes and policy initiatives that the northern Rockies will need to make as climate stresses water resources throughout the region.

Headwaters Summit 2008:
Re-visioning How We Use Water in a Changing Climate
September 15-17, 2008
Missoula, Montana