UMW Joins Letter to Interior Dept. Seeking Reforms on Public Lands Oil and Gas Leasing

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper joined nearly 40 other conservation organizations to push the Department of Interior to reform the antiquated federal onshore oil and gas leasing program that directly threatens Montana’s Big Hole and Beaverhead river valleys in a letter sent…

UMW and Fly Fishing Lodges Ask Governor to Veto SB 358

Today, the Big Hole Lodge and Firehole Ranch joined Upper Missouri Waterkeeper in sending the following letter to Governor Gianforte: April 14, 2021 Dear Governor Gianforte: On behalf of Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Big Hole Lodge, and Firehole Ranch, we are…

Legislative Session Update

Montana’s biannual Legislative Session is fully underway and we’re seeing an unprecedented volume of bills, many of which aim to undermine important environmental and public health protections. Upper Missouri Waterkeeper is a non-partisan 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that does not lobby….

Glampground on the Gallatin: New development in the floodplain is bad for the river

A Gallatin Gateway landowner is asking Gallatin County permission to build a glamorous campground (“Glampground”) retreat facility on the bank of the Gallatin River with 63 sites that will include running water, sewage, power and gas utilities, as well as…

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 –…