June 9, 2021
The crowdsourced time lapse of the Clark Fork River will provide a unique opportunity to see an entire year of plant growth in just a few seconds. This section of the Clark Fork River underwent Superfund remediation in 2020. Contaminated material from mining and smelting activities in Butte and Anaconda that had been deposited on the floodplain were removed and were replaced with clean soil and replanted. Watch as the trees, shrubs and grasses grow, and the animals return to the riverbanks.
Once the headquarters of a 10-million-acre cattle empire, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site preserves the role of cattlemen in American history. Today the main ranch house and its original furnishings are preserved intact, along with the bunkhouse, blacksmith shop, horse barns, cattle sheds, and other outbuildings dating as far back as the 1860s. Cattle also continue to graze on the lush grasses of the ranch, much as they have since the 1860’s. Along with a variety of ranger programs offered throughout the year, there are over 10 miles of walking trails that allow visitors to experience parts of the ranch most people never see.