Conservation

  • Upper Missouri Waterkeeper

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper: Dedicated to protecting and improving the ecological and aesthetic quality of the Upper Missouri River Basin of Montana for present and future generations.

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Inc. is the only advocacy organization focused exclusively on protecting and improving the health of Montana’s Upper Missouri River Basin. Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Inc. uses a combination of strong science, community action, and legal expertise to defend the Upper Missouri River, its tributaries, and communities against threats to clean water and healthy rivers. Upper Missouri Waterkeeper works with communities and citizens to take a strong stance on the hard issues — to defend our waterways and communities from projects that would do harm, and to fight for and secure new regulations and protections that will provide critical defense and progress in the future.

 

The Big Hole River Foundation: Working to conserve, enhance and protect the free-flowing character of the Big Hole River, its unique culture, fish and wildlife.

The Big Hole River Foundation was founded in 1988 by noted Montana conservationist, angler, and fly tier George F. Grant. The Big Hole River Foundation is a nonprofit science-based conservation organization dedicated to defending and conserving the natural and cultural resources of the Big Hole.  Known for its blue-ribbon trout fishery, the Big Hole flows undammed for 150 miles. The river is home to the last native, self-sustaining wild population of fluvial Arctic grayling in the lower forty-eight states.  Our projects and programs are supported by diverse interests. We work closely with local, state, and federal agencies, sportsmen organizations and conservationists. We fund our projects through our events, membership dues, donations, government grants, and individual foundation grants.