If you've been out to the Rock Creek Confluence this summer you've likely been treated to the property's new series of interpretive signs. The newly-installed signs share the Confluence's story of rich Séliš-Ql̓ispe culture and traditions, an agricultural past, recent conservation, and incredible natural values.
The signs greet visitors at both Confluence trailheads: the eastside trail head off of Lazy Water Way and the westside trailhead off of Rock Creek Road. The westside trailhead is where the Confluence's 1/3-mile universal trail begins, which leads to the property's recovering wetland area and wildlife viewing platform.
A tremendous thank you to the partners, funders and many volunteers who helped make them possible: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, the Land Trust Alliance, Eagle Scout Rex Koenig and Boy Scout Troop 1911, Knife River, Montana Conservation Corps, The Séliš-Ql̓ispé Culture Committee, Summit Independent Living, and the US Forest Service. Thanks also to graphic designers Hailey Faust and Joanna Yardley, and the families and organizations that provided photos and input.
Photos by Five Valleys staff.