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The Clark Fork River once so symbolized the American wilderness that in 1806, Meriwether Lewis named it after William Clark. While the Clark Fork drainage includes many blue-ribbon trout streams—such as the Bitterroot River (pictured), Rock Creek, and the Big Blackfoot River—the upper Clark Fork River is struggling. This reach contains the nation’s largest federal Superfund complex, laced with arsenic and heavy metals, toxic by-products of 150 years of intensive mining and smelting. But hope has been ignited in two proven organizations—The Clark Fork Coalition and Trout Unlimited. Early restoration efforts have already produced remarkable results. This is a historic defining moment for the Clark Fork watershed.

“We can restore this river to greatness,” says outfitter and lifelong Montanan Paul Roos (pictured). “I wouldn’t be wasting my time if I didn’t think it could be done. I plan on being around to see that day.”

You can team with Orvis, The Clark Fork Coalition, and Trout Unlimited to help restore vital spawning tributaries Cottonwood, Racetrack, and Rock creeks to ensure the Clark Fork meets its potential tomorrow. Be part of one of the most historic restoration efforts ever undertaken on an American river.