We’re tackling complex issues like stormwater runoff permits, nutrient pollution, and outdated pollution prevention rules.
Citizen lawsuits or the good intentions of a few people alone won’t improve the health of the Upper Missouri River Basin. It takes a cooperative effort of practical, positive communication with concerned stakeholders to realize science-based solutions critical to our success.

We encourage our Staff and Board to engage in their local communities and share their passion for clean water with friends, neighbors, business-partners and local leaders. A firm handshake and personal interaction has been – and will continue to be – a key part of Montana’s unique culture.

Similarly, UMW strives to work collaboratively with existing, local watershed groups, reinforcing the good work being performed while adding our own value as a regional environmental advocacy organization that identifies basin-wide pollution issues and engages stakeholders and citizens in fashioning meaningful, practical strategies that address those threats. We help advance good policy and decisionmaking affecting Southwest and West Central Montana at the local, state and federal levels.