that is choking out the native forage and diminishing the natural habitat.
About the Smith River Habitat Project
The Smith River Habitat Project (SRHP) was formed in 2003 to protect the Smith River's diverse agricultural, recreational, cultural and natural resources from the threat of invasive plants. SRHP works to improve wildlife habitat and rangeland productivity by addressing invasive plant issues. We are guided by a volunteer board of directors which represent a cross-section of the communities that care for and use the Smith River.
SRHP is a private, nonprofit organization that operates on charitable donations, special grants and the help of volunteers. Your 100% tax deductible contribution will help us to improve and protect the Smith River's unique resources and opportunities.
About the Smith River
The Smith River provides one of the most unique river floating experiences available in Montana. Spectacular limestone cliffs provide a dramatic backdrop for a river corridor rich with resources we all find valuable; wildlife habitat, riparian plant communities, primitive cultural sites, breathtaking scenery, and significant recreational and agricultural resources in a vital ecosystem. One trip down the Smith leaves an impression not soon forgotten.
Depending on the time of year you visit the Smith, you may notice that the landscape is blanketed with a pale yellow-green plant - LEAFY SPURGE. This invasive plant poses a dangerous threat to riparian ecosystems and the natural, cultural, agricultural and recreational resources we cherish on the Smith River.