Warriors & Quiet Waters Ninemile Conservation and Stream Restoration

Warriors & Quiet Waters is a catalyst for positive change in the lives of post-9/11 combat veterans and their loved ones. WQW’s core recreational activity and therapeutic program is called a Fishing Experience (FX). 

This past month, WQW spent a week in the Missoula area working along TU’s Paul Parson, Tess Scanlon, Montana FWP, and WSCTU board members, getting hands-on experience with conservation and stream restoration, and catching some fish along the way. 


“Working with combat veterans has been an incredibly humbling experience”, said TU’s Clark Fork Restoration Coordinator, Paul Parson, “what an amazing crew, very well organized, so ready to chip in, hard workers, an absolute pleasure to have this group of folks in the Upper Ninemile.”

The Warriors spent time in the Ninemile Valley directly contributing to the efforts there to improve and restore that ecosystem. They learned from Paul Parson, Rob Roberts and Tess Scanlon about the recent Rattlesnake Creek dam removal, and a site visit afforded them the chance to see the final results of those restoration efforts.



WestSlope Chapter is honored to partner with Warriors and Quiet Waters and thanks everyone involved with this successful conservation fishing experience!

Check out more amazing images from Studio MaCleod here.

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