Conservation Organizations Challenge Unlawful Big Sky Pollution Permit

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper and Montana Environmental Information Center File Suit Against DEQ’s Issuance of Septic Pollution Permit in Big Sky FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 19, 2021 CONTACT: Quincey Johnson, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper (406) 624-9261 BOZEMAN, MT – Upper Missouri Waterkeeper and…

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….

Protecting the Gallatin in the Face of Big Sky’s Big Growth

At its most basic, the central issue confronting Big Sky is whether growth will protect the very foundation of this community’s success: clean water and healthy landscapes. The question is whether Big Sky will do it right, take responsibility for…

Big Sky’s Big Water Challenges

For the past 6 months Upper Missouri Waterkeeper has been an official stakeholder in the ‘Big Sky Sustainable Water Solutions Forum.’  The Forum was created as a means to gather community input on how Big Sky can best address the diverse…

Big Sky’s Water Challenges

Almost 50-years the creation of the resort community of Big Sky, Montana, the only thing not changing is the region’s popularity.  According to recent reports the small community is about 50% built-out and, along with the small headwaters town’s explosive growth, comes…