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Preserving Our Lakes for Future Generations Means We Work Hard to....

  • Protect water quality and quantity from over development.

  • Advocate for updating local government policies—growth policies, neighborhood plans, corridor plans, transportation plans— so that they:

    • More strongly support sound planning.

    • Respect and reflect the wishes of the whole community with robust public participation.

    • Serve to enhance the well-being of the community, the environment, for now and future generations.

  • Advocate for policies that limit highway sprawl in the Thompson Chain of Lakes.

  • Advocate for thoughtful lake management to balance the multiple uses of our lakes, ponds, and wetlands, while protecting their health.

  • Advocate for collaboration with stakeholders in developing a comprehensive water resource monitoring framework needed to meet the stewardship objectives outlined by the TCL Management Plan and the 2010 TCL Neighborhood Plan.

  • Promote education, communication and coordinated action between the many stakeholders who use the Thompson Chain of Lakes.

  • Coordination with planning boards, realtors, timber holding companies, scientific community, tourism, business and industry, Montana State Fish, Wildlife and Parks agency.

  • Provide input related to lakes, ponds, and wetlands to State Legislators and County Officials in support of healthy watersheds.

  • Hold elected officials accountable to uphold state laws, and county and state regulations and policies; and to provide adequate public space and public notice as required by law for meaningful public participation in all land management decisions within their authority.

  • Advocate for public safety as more development and population density occurs. This includes law enforcement, wildfire prevention and suppression, traffic, public parking, and publicly advertised campground licensing and oversight. This includes advocating for adequate FWP oversight of state day use sites, campgrounds, and boat launches.


Join Us in Our Commitment to Conservation

Join Our Mission to Save Our Lakes

We are committed to informing, educating, and advocating for sustainable solutions that protect our precious natural resources. We believe that every person can make a difference and contribute to protecting our environment. We work tirelessly to promote stewardship and conservation of our natural resources and inspire individuals to take action and positively impact our community.

Science is at the Heart of Protecting Our Lakes

We are dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural beauty of our region. We rely heavily on scientific research to make informed decisions about conservation strategies and eco-friendly practices. We believe in using science to drive our solutions, and our approach has been successful in safeguarding our precious natural resources. Join us in our mission to protect this beautiful region by becoming a member or making a donation today.

Building Community Through Conservation

The Thompson Chain of Lakes Stewardship Coalition is a group of Neighbors Working Together to protect and conserve the Thompson Chain of Lakes. Our mission is to promote stewardship and conservation of this unique and valuable resource. We are proud to be a part of a community that values the environment and works together to preserve it. We invite you to join us and become a part of our efforts to create a sustainable future for the generations to come.

Safeguarding the Future of Our Natural Landscape

At the Thompson Chain of Lakes Stewardship Coalition, we recognize the critical need for wise land management planning. That's why we work closely with county officials to hold them accountable to the goals and land use designations outlined in the Thompson Chain of Lakes Neighborhood Plan.

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