A Madison River Recreation Plan Is In The Works

The Madison River is not only a key headwater to the Missouri, it is also one of Montana’s most heavily used rivers. In the face of mounting fishing pressure Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks are undertaking a new River Recreation…

Invasive Aquatic Species in MT

The 2019 Montana Legislature will reconsider how it funds our state’s fight against Invasive Aquatic Species.  Unfortunately, there’s a proposal afloat to double fees on boaters and recreationalists while exempting hydropower, dams, and water utilities from being a part of…

Fighting Rollbacks of Clean Water Rules

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Push to Slash Protections for Waterways, Wetlands WASHINGTON— Upper Missouri Waterkeeper and partner conservation groups filed a lawsuit June 13th challenging two regulations that weaken Clean Water Act protections for rivers, streams, wetlands and other waterways, including…

Waterkeeper – Big Hole River Foundation Monitoring Collaboration

River conservation groups across the country work tirelessly to protect and restore our favorite trout streams. But are we as effective as we could be? Three river conservation groups in Southwest Montana are banding together to answer just that.  We’re…

Spring 2018 Updates On Beaverhead River Pollution Problems

On May 22, 2018 the public learned what’s causing nearly annual algal blooms and cloudy waters in the Beaverhead River. Expert scientists from the Bureau of Reclamation, Montana DEQ, and Montana FWP discussed recent late summer algal blooms & water…