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About Our Project 

Public input into land management is important. We want to hear from you - if and how you use the Warm Springs Ponds, what you think of the ponds, what you want for the future of the ponds.


We are students at the University of Montana Western and the goal of our research project is to better understand how the public uses and views the Warm Springs Ponds so we can integrate this information into future management decisions. We are working with ARCO, U.S. EPA, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and Montana Natural Resource Damage Program to ensure your voice is heard. 

Our public survey is part of a research project titled, Promoting Community Resilience Through Understanding: Social Perceptions of Water Quality and Contamination in the Upper Clark Fork River Watershed. Faculty and students at the University of Montana Western in Dillon, MT are conducting this research, which is funded by Montana National Science Foundation (NSF) Consortium for Research on Environmental Water Systems (CREWS).

To take the survey, click here: Warm Springs Ponds Public Survey 

Photo Credit: The Montana Standard