"People own that which they help to build." - Margaret Wheatley

Because Bitter Root RC&D’s office is in a federal building, we are subject to the rules of the USDA.

This means a few things:

  • The access doors for the building will remain locked whether someone is inside or not.

  • Limited staff per office space.

  • NO VISITORS may enter the building. Any business you may need to do with us, may be done by phone, email, mail or by video meeting. Please call or email us to see what may work best for you.

  • Staff is primarily working from home.


We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we all want to stay well.

Stay safe, be calm, and carry on as best you can during these unsettling times.


​We believe that local citizens can successfully invest in, develop and carry out action-oriented plans for the social, economic and environmental betterment of their communities.

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The mission of the Bitter Root Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc. is to provide leadership and support on natural and community resource issues and projects in our service area of Missoula, Mineral, and Ravalli counties, and beyond, by facilitating the planning, coordination, and implementation of initiatives which promote a sustainable rural lifestyle for current and future generations.
We believe in Rural Community Stewardship through the efforts of nonprofit collaboration.