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Wild & Scenic – Conserving Montana’s Rivers

Montana’s healthy rivers and clean water are critical to our state’s prosperity, our unmatched way of life, and to our flourishing fish and wildlife.

From the Flathead to the Yellowstone, and from the Clark Fork to the Missouri, rivers are the lifeblood of Montana. They provide us with drinking water, irrigation water, and world-class recreational opportunities.

Montana’s robust outdoor recreation and agriculture industries thrive on the abundance of clean water and wild rivers.

All Montanans – anglers and agriculture producers, cowboys and kayakers – understand our state’s history is tied to our rivers. Now it’s up to us to decide our rivers’ future.

The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was inspired by Montana rivers and has been used here for decades. Now is the time to conserve the most important headwaters streams on Montana’s public lands using the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.

Montana residents, business owners, sportsmen, and conservationists have joined forces to identify and conserve the last, best free-flowing rivers in Montana. The Montana Headwaters Security Act creates new Wild & Scenic Rivers that will protect our outdoor recreation and agriculture jobs and guarantee our Montana way of life will survive for generations to come. Our most precious streams will forever remain clean and free-flowing, from backcountry gems in the Flathead headwaters like Spotted Bear, to public lands sections of the Gallatin, Smith and Yellowstone.

Montana still has what the rest of the country wants – plentiful clean water and free-flowing streams. Montanans know there are some waters that are too important to jeopardize.

Let’s not be complacent and wait for the next threat from out of state water interests. Now is the time to act.

The Montana Headwaters Security Act is our made in Montana insurance plan to keep rivers healthy in a changing climate and a growing population. Join us in conserving Montana’s next Wild & Scenic Rivers.

Ask Montana’s U.S. Senators Tester and Daines and Representative Gianforte to introduce and pass the Montana Headwaters Security Act in Congress today!

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East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Victory for Montana!

Breaking News: The East Rosebud Creek Wild and Scenic Rivers bill has passed both the House and Senate and is headed to the President’s desk for signing! Read the Billings Gazette article below for more information, as well as a recent opinion article regarding what this means for Montana.

River News

East Rosebud Creek set to receive ‘wild and scenic’ designation

July 31, 2018
Billings Gazette, July 26, 2018 Pheobe Tollefson A bill to protect 20 miles of East Rosebud Creek in an area some call “the Alps of Montana” is headed to the president’s desk. The East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act …
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Upcoming Events

Wild Rivers Film Tour this Spring

February 1, 2019
Join American Rivers and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition as they present the fourth annual Wild Rivers Film Tour. Expanding to over 10 locations in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, we are gearing up for another successful year of river cinema and …
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