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Watercraft Inspection Station

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.  Hours will vary from dusk to dawn.

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

Help protect Montana’s waters from Aquatic Invasive Species.  Our 2023 season will be beginning shortly, with the Station’s set to open in April.

Our goal is to educate the boaters on the importance of Clean, Drain, Dry and what the means for a quick, efficient inspection and the assurance to protecting our beautiful waters. Duties include, but are not limited to: self management, customer service and the ability to climb, bend, stoop, reach, and crawl around various watercrafts. The employee is also responsible for lifting signs and equipment when necessary. This is an outdoor job, so varying weather conditions are inevitable. 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