Limited Time Upcycled Patagonia Waders to Benefit Clean Water

Patagonia wants to crush fly fishing’s barriers to entry, empower our community and keep fishable waders out of landfills.    For a limited time, Fins & Feathers of Bozeman is selling upcycled Patagonia waders (valued at $500) for only $200….

Federal Court Reverses Rollback of MT Nutrient Pollution Standard

On October 30, 2020 the Federal District Court of Montana Issued An Order In Our (Second) Nutrient Pollution Exemption Lawsuit Holding EPA & MT Accountable to Improve Wastewater Pollution Controls For Most of MT’s Largest Polluters In response to our…

Looking Ahead: River Protection in Montana 2021 & Beyond

The Upcoming Biden Presidency Offers An Opportunity to Increase Protections for Montana’s Rivers and the Businesses & Communities They Support, But, There Is No Guarantee At the same time, Montana just elected an unprecedented number of state public officials –…

Madison River Recreational Management Proposed Rules and EA

After decade-long conversations, numerous surveys, and plentiful public meetings and scoping, the time has finally come for the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission to take formal public comment on a recreational management plan for the Madison River, Montana’s most heavily…

Trump Administration relaxes rules for oil and gas drilling in National Forests

The Trump administration has released its plan to make it easier for companies to drill for oil and gas on U.S. Forest Service lands. Public comments concerning the proposed rule are being accepted through November 2, 2020.   The proposed rule would cut the…

Summer 2020 Neon-Green Algal Bloom on the Gallatin River

Once again Montana’s World-Famous Gallatin River is Experiencing a Miles-Long, Green Algal Bloom.  This “New Normal” is not, in fact, Normal. The Gallatin River is a jewel of our state and the treasured community backyard of Big Sky and Bozeman….

Latest EPA Rule Attempts to Gut States’ Rights

The Environmental Protection Agency has just proposed a rule that would severely limit state authority to ensure that federally licensed pipelines, coal terminals, LNG facilities and other major energy infrastructure projects will not violate state water quality laws. Innocently titled “Updating…

Is the Proposed Great Falls Cheese Plant a Slaughterhouse in Disguise?

After almost a year without hearing a word about the controversial Madison Food Park Slaughterhouse outside Great Falls, there’s news… A Special Use Permit in Cascade County was filed by Big Sky Cheese, LLC and Madison Food Park, LLC on…

An Update on All Things Water & Big Sky, MT, Winter 2019

It’s late-winter 2019 and the Gallatin is covered in a snowy mantle, making it easy to forget last summer’s miles long, neon-green algal bloom and the reality that big water issues are looming in Big Sky, MT. Upgrading Wastewater Treatment…