10 Questions with our Program Director

Earlier this month the popular fly fishing blog Chi Wulff interviewed our program director. 10 Questions with Wade Fellin, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper repost from MARK MCGLOTHLIN on Chiwulff.com  MARCH 7, 2016 It’s our pleasure to bring this interview with Wade Fellin,…

January 2016 Update

Happy New Year from your Clean Water Advocates! We are excited to share a quick program overview with you. The overview provides a good summary of actions Upper Missouri Waterkeeper is taking to protect rivers, fisheries and communities in the upcoming months. We…

Lawsuit Challenges Pollution Loopholes & Exemptions in New, Federal Clean Water Rule

For Immediate Release, July 22, 2015  Contact: Guy Alsentzer, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, 406-570-2202, guy@uppermissouriwaterkeeper.org Tina Posterli, Waterkeeper Alliance, 516-526-9371, tposterli@waterkeeper.org Adam Keats, Center for Food Safety, 415-826-2770, akeats@centerforfoodsafety.org Brett Hartl, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 817-8121, bhartl@biologicaldiversity.org Lawsuit Challenges Pollution…

Update: Copper Mine at Headwaters of Smith River

This Fall 2015 we expect Tintina Resources, a mining exploration company, to submit an official application to the state of Montana to develop a copper mine in the Sheep Cr. river valley, a headwater of Montana’s famed Smith River.  In…

Riparian Buffers PSA

Riparian buffers are important for good water quality in Montana! We worked with Sunrise Flyshop, a leading guide and outfitter shop located in Melrose, Montana, to put together this Riparian Buffers video showing incredible flyover footage of the Big Hole…

Pollution Patrol Report: Fertilizer Spill on Hwy 191/Taylor Fork Bridge

Around 5pm on Monday, May 4th 2015 a semi hauling two pup trailers full of fertilizer slid and tipped one trailer on Hwy 191, about 14 miles south of Big Sky, spilling substantial amounts of fertilizer. The accident occurred directly…

Support Your Waterkeeper Next Tuesday, May 5th – #GiveBigGallatinValley !

Give Big Gallatin Valley is a local initiative to increase philanthropy to non-profits in Gallatin County, Montana. The 2015 Give Big Gallatin Valley will take place during from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. For those 24 hours,…

Earth Day in Montana

Today we celebrate the 45th Earth Day and remember the first Earth Day in 1970, when 20 million Americans took to the streets to demand clean water, clean air and the protection of America’s natural resources. That first Earth Day…

River Report Cards

    Landscapes and waterways of Southwest and West‐Central Montana are changing. Population growth, evolving land uses, and climate change are affecting local fisheries and water quality from the main‐stem Missouri to headwaters in the Big Hole. These threats affect…

2015 and Our Community Promise

Water is clear. And so should be our intentions. Upper Missouri Waterkeeper is excited to enter 2015 with a number of important clean water campaigns essential to ensuring that, on one hand,  Montana possesses strong clean water protections, and on…