Victory: Waterkeeper Wins Landmark Case Against Development for Water Protection

Judge Declares Horse Creek Hills Subdivision Approval Dead in the Water BROADWATER COUNTY, MT – On Wednesday, February 14th, the Montana First Judicial District Court in Broadwater County ruled in favor of Upper Missouri Waterkeeper in the complaint against Broadwater…

Unscientific, Politicized Repeal Efforts Put Montana’s Water at Risk

EPA’s New WOTUS Rule Faces Congressional Challenges  Recent reporting by the Public News Service calls attention to Republicans’ efforts to challenge the Biden Administration’s new “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule that clarifies protections for Montana’s waterways under the…

UMW Waterway Watch Bulletin: June 2021

A Word From Your Waterway Watchdogs Watch Bulletin: June 2021 Welcome to the Upper Missouri Waterkeeper’s Waterway Watch Bulletin! This summer we’ll be patrolling the waterways of the Upper Missouri River Basin – from the Missouri, to Ten Mile Creek,…

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….

Montanans Deserves Environmental Protections, Even During the Coronavirus Crisis

Montanans deserve government agencies willing to protect us from public health threats – our taxes pay for it and our state constitution demands it. The COVID-19 pandemic makes this truth more evident and urgent than ever.  However, the US Environmental…

10 Questions with our Program Director

Earlier this month the popular fly fishing blog Chi Wulff interviewed our program director. 10 Questions with Wade Fellin, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper repost from MARK MCGLOTHLIN on Chiwulff.com  MARCH 7, 2016 It’s our pleasure to bring this interview with Wade Fellin,…

January 2016 Update

Happy New Year from your Clean Water Advocates! We are excited to share a quick program overview with you. The overview provides a good summary of actions Upper Missouri Waterkeeper is taking to protect rivers, fisheries and communities in the upcoming months. We…

Lawsuit Challenges Pollution Loopholes & Exemptions in New, Federal Clean Water Rule

For Immediate Release, July 22, 2015  Contact: Guy Alsentzer, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, 406-570-2202, guy@uppermissouriwaterkeeper.org Tina Posterli, Waterkeeper Alliance, 516-526-9371, tposterli@waterkeeper.org Adam Keats, Center for Food Safety, 415-826-2770, akeats@centerforfoodsafety.org Brett Hartl, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 817-8121, bhartl@biologicaldiversity.org Lawsuit Challenges Pollution…

Update: Copper Mine at Headwaters of Smith River

This Fall 2015 we expect Tintina Resources, a mining exploration company, to submit an official application to the state of Montana to develop a copper mine in the Sheep Cr. river valley, a headwater of Montana’s famed Smith River.  In…

Riparian Buffers PSA

Riparian buffers are important for good water quality in Montana! We worked with Sunrise Flyshop, a leading guide and outfitter shop located in Melrose, Montana, to put together this Riparian Buffers video showing incredible flyover footage of the Big Hole…