Mission: The mission of the bitter root resource conservation & developement area, inc. Is to provide leadership and support on natural and human resource issues and projects in our service area of missoula, mineral, and ravalli counties, and beyond, by facilitating (continued on page 2)
Programs: Land management projects - these projects fall under two different goals:the first goal is to assist the us forest service, montana departments of natural resources and emergency services, local fire departments, and private land owners in our three county area in reducing the potential damage from wildfires to forest lands, personal property, and reduce the risk to fire fighters. The second goal is to encourage the substitution of locally available renewable energy resources including wood biomass boiler systems and manure-methane digesters to reduce fossil fuel dependence. Bitter root rc&d's annual report, which contains much more information as to these projects, is available at our website - bitterrootrcd. Org
community development projects also fall under two different goals:the first goal is to work with more than 10 governments, non-governmental entities, nonprofit groups, and individuals to develop and implement efforts to enhance our communities and quality of life for our residents. The second goal is to work with rc&d sponsors and other nonprofits and wholesome foods, medical assistance, recreation, transportation and education for all of our residents and especially those with low and moderate incomes and physical or mental disabliities. Bitter root rc&d's annual report, which contains much more information as to these projects, is available at our website - bitterrootrcd. Org
mission statement (continued from above)planning, coordinatiion, and implementation of initiatives which promote a sustainable rural lifestyle for current and future generations.
Since 2000 the Bitter Root RC&D has done tremendous work in Ravalli, Mineral and Missoula Counties, MT in the wildland urban interface to reduce the risk of wildland fires, protect property and the lives of fire fighters.
Their fiscal sponsorship has incubated many successful nonprofit organization like the Clark Fork Coalition, Bitterroot Water Forum and the Bitterroot Land Trust.
I am excited about the work of the Bitterroot Collective Impact facilitating efforts to end homelessness and alleviate housing insecurity in Ravalli County.