University of Montana students received a $15,000 grant for Rock Creek and Clark Fork River restoration. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation recently made the donation so the students could work with Five Valleys Land Trust to restore the 290-acre property at the confluence of Rock Creek and the Clark Fork River. College of Forestry and Conservation students in UM's Wildland Restoration Program will use the funds to plan and implement restoration at the site, which has been degraded by ranching and development. Quite a bit of controversy about that development project a few years ago, as I recall. So, here's wishing those students the best of luck with that grant. I know it's not a king's ransom but hopefully they will use it wisely to lay some groundwork for future restoration awards. DB