Welcome to the Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership Web site! The purpose of this Web site is to provide the public with another method of learning about and participating in the activities that the Partnership has going on. The Partnership is continually seeking new and innovative ways to improve conservation in the watershed while promoting economic sustainability and growth.
The BFRWP has funding opportunities for improved irrigation water management and grazing management within the watershed. We also cooperate to provide a number of outreach and education events that support no-till and cover crop practices for improved soil health. Please contact us for more information.
The BFRWP has been working on a groundwater study to compile the available groundwater data in the watershed and transform it into a useable product. The first stage of this project was to create depth to aquifer maps and structural contour maps. Hard copies of these maps will be available at the Butte, Lawrence, and Elk Creek Conservation District offices. To view electronic copies of these maps click on the groundwater map link under the documents section of this website. http://bellefourchewatershed.org/documents/groudwater/
Irrgation Improvment Project Funding
The BFRWP has funding available to convert flood irrigation to center pivots and to convert open ditches to pipelines in flood irrigation systems. We encourage you to contact the Butte/Lawrence or Meade County USDA Service Center to discuss program options.
Rainfall Simulator Trailer
The BFRWP has purchased a rainfall simulator trailer intended to be used as an educational tool to teach all age groups about soil erosion. The intention of the Partnership is to have the trailer available for outreach activities in the region, including ag.-related school functions, county fairs, and farm shows. For more information contact us.