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…

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…

What’s the Deal with the Horse Creek Hills Mini-Mansion Subdivision?

The Project Horse Creek Hills (HCH) subdivision is a proposed 4-phase, 435 acre development sited in Broadwater County on the eastern shore and directly upstream from Canyon Ferry Lake and nearby Confederate Creek. The proposed site is a rural, predominantly…

Support Stronger Pollution Control Exemptions

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is proposing a new suite of rules concerning how sectors that discharge wastewater (municipalities, industry, and construction/commercial) may seek a water quality standards variance. The public comment period is open until August 22, 2022…

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…

Support a Pollution Clean-Up Plan for the Gallatin River

The Problem Since 2018, the middle segment of the world-class Gallatin River has been plagued by widespread, noxious neon-green algal blooms. This scenic, wild, cold-water stretch of the Gallatin River is home to 3,000 wild trout per mile and supports…

State of Montana Determines Gallatin River ‘Impaired’ by Algal Blooms

Conservation Groups’ Petition Granted by Dept. of Environmental Quality  On Tuesday, June 14, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) made a preliminary finding that the Gallatin River merits a Category 5 impairment designation under Section 303(d) of the federal Clean…