Milltown Education Program Lesson 1: History of the Clark Fork Watershed

Milltown Education Program Lesson 1: History of the Clark Fork Watershed Developed by CFWEP with support from the University of Montana and the Watershed Education Network, this lesson covers: Clark Fork River watershed history from the American Indian period to 1908 Western Montana industrial development from the 1830s to 1908 Mining impacts (positive and negative) [...]

Not in My Backyard: Quantifying Milltown Wastes

For grades 7-12 Developed by CFWEP, this lesson covers: The relative amounts of Milltown sediments compared to historic tailings deposited at the BP-ARCO Repository site (Opportunity Ponds) Analysis of how much “toxic waste” from Milltown is actually being deposited at the BP-ARCO repository site Concerns about the location of tailing storage from the perspective of [...]

1870s-1900s: Copper and Development

Butte Booms With the discovery of gold and other valuable minerals in Montana, development quickly followed. Trappers and explorers had been active in western Montana as early as the 1830s; however, white settlement of this western Montana would not become significant until future governor of Washington Isaac Stevens and his group, which included Lieutenant John [...]

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