EPA Five Year Review

Butte While the EPA Five-Year Review of Butte Superfund sites continues, reclamation and restoration work is ongoing in the area. At the top of the Butte hill near Walkerville construction will be completed in 2010 on the Granite Mountain Memorial Interpretive Area. The Memorial itself is being expanded, and an already partially-completed trail will connect [...]

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West Slope Cutthroat Trout Restoration – What Does it Take to Restore a Species?

For grades 9-12 This lesson covers: The definition of a west slope cutthroat trout The definition and importance of biodiversity Species restoration plans Stakeholders in west slope cutthroat restoration Comparison to wolf restoration Use the links below to download the necessary materials for this lesson:

1980s: Cleanup Begins

The Environmental Legacy of Over a Century of Industrial Mining In the mid-1980s, the Clark Fork Basin environment was far from healthy. In the urban center of Uptown Butte, abandoned mine dumps still covered the hill, in between houses and businesses, and with little to no natural vegetation present. Just downstream, Silver Bow Creek, after [...]


The Clark Fork River connects the largest complex of federal Superfund environmental clean-up sites in the U.S. The Basin is divided into sub-areas where various environmental reclamation and restoration projects are underway. Some of these sites are shown in the photos below. For answers to common Superfund questions, click here to download the CFWEP Superfund [...]

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