The Jefferson River Watershed Council (JRWC) was created in 1999. The JRWC is a Montana based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. JRWC includes all interests that may be affected by water-use and natural resource management within the watershed. The council seeks to develop practical solutions to difficult problems which impact the upper Jefferson River.
Thus, local landowners, irrigators, ranchers, outfitters, businesses, sporting/recreation, nonprofit organizations and government agencies have contributed to the creation of the Jefferson River Watershed Council and its continued success.
The organizational structure includes a Board of Directors, which acts as an overall watershed council made up of the above organizations and business sectors, as well as various committees on an as needed basis.