Gallatin County District Court Rules in Favor of Environmental Groups

Subdivision Water Pollution Permit Declared Unlawful After DEQ Failed to Consider Cumulative Impacts On November 16, the Montana Eighteenth Judicial District Court in Gallatin County released a ruling in favor of Upper Missouri Waterkeeper and the Montana Environmental Information Center…

Nearly 100 Concerned Community Members Urge Governor to Stop Major Broadwater County Subdivision

Letter Requests Governor Revoke Unlawful Subdivision Approval On Wednesday, October 26, a coalition of nearly 100 concerned Broadwater County residents submitted a letter to Governor Gianforte requesting the administration correct the wrongdoings of its water rights agency regarding the approval…

Waterkeeper Raises Concerns on Proposed Hyalite Creek Major Subdivision

Subdivision Threatens Local Water Availability and Water Quality; Commission Should Deny Application On Monday, October 24, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper submitted comments to the Gallatin County Commission opposing the proposed Hyalite Creek major subdivision, echoing concerns from the Gallatin Local Water…

Stop FWP From Sinking Public Access to Bear Trap Canyon

Work group proposes a solution in search of a problem Important Update: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments on a long-awaited and much needed recreational use plan for the Madison River. You can access proposed recommendations from the…

Concerned Canyon Ferry Citizens Challenge Broadwater County Subdivision Approval

County and State Failed to Consider Water and Land Resources of Horse Creek Hills Subdivision  On Friday, August 26, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper and several of its members filed a complaint against Broadwater County and the Department of Natural Resources and…

Gallatin River Goes Neon-Green with Algal Blooms for Fifth Consecutive Year

Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality Needs to Identify Nutrient Pollution as the Causal Agent for Algal Blooms; Public Encouraged to Submit Comment to Protect River Neon-green algal blooms are plaguing the world-class Gallatin River downstream of Big Sky and the…

Victory! EPA Disapproves Core Sections of Montana’s Water Quality Rollback at Waterkeeper

State of Montana Held Accountable for Rolling Back Science-Based Water Quality Standards On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) a letter disapproving core sections of Senate Bill 358 (SB…

Groups Request DEQ Director Seek Legal Clarification from EPA Before Advancing Nutrient Rulemaking Rollback

Legal Clarification on SB 358 Rulemaking Still Absent On Monday, May 9, 2021 Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Montana Environmental Information Center, Montana Trout Unlimited, Clark Fork Coalition, and Gallatin River Task Force submitted a letter to Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s…

Conservation Groups Petition the State of Montana to Protect Gallatin River

Algal Blooms on the Gallatin Signal the Need for Pollution-Control Planning; Impairment Designation Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Gallatin River Task Force, Montana Trout Unlimited, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, and American Rivers filed a petition with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)…