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(406) 629-3229 205 13th Street West, Hardin, MT Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Big Horn Conservation District has partnered with the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Montana Department of Natural Resources, and other Montana Conservation Districts to better protect our waters from aquatic invasive species (AIS) with the opening and operating of a watercraft inspection station (WIS).  The watercraft inspection stations are located on Highway  313 between Saint Xavier and Fort Smith at the Big Horn River Ranch (formerly the Garrison Stoker Resort) and the Rest Area between Hardin and Billings.  The stations are open Sunday to Saturday from dawn till dusk.

Always remember to Clean, Drain & Dry your boat and gear every time to help protect our waters.

For more information on watercraft inspections and the importance of protecting our waters please visit

Seasonal Boat Inspection Positions – CLOSED for the season

Help protect Montana’s waters from Aquatic Invasive Species.  Our season for 2022 is coming to a close, but feel free to turn in an application for the upcoming 2023 season!

Duties include management, educating boaters, customer service, boat inspections, and possibly supervising seasonal crew.  Work conditions include travel and working outdoors.  The ability to climb, bend, stoop, reach, and crawl around various types of watercraft and lift signs and equipment is necessary.  Training will be provided.  Employees report to the Big Horn County Conservation District in Hardin.

Please complete the application  and email it to Kylie at

Employment application

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