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Conserving Our Rivers
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A Legacy of Rivers

It is no exaggeration to call rivers the lifeblood of Montana. They provide us with drinking water, irrigation water, water for industry, and boundless recreational opportunities. The history of Montana is the history of its rivers, and so will be its future.

Clean water and healthy rivers drive our economy. And rivers are the heart of Montana’s outdoor way of life. Our river corridors support a rich community of fish, birds and wildlife, more diverse and vibrant than any ecosystem in the state.

Montana’s rivers are famous the world over for their thriving wild trout fisheries, their thrilling whitewater recreation, and their clean, clear water. Montana still has what the rest of the country wants – plentiful clean water and free-flowing streams.

Montana’s rivers are critical to both our state’s prosperity and our unmatched way of life. Montanans know how to take care of our rivers, but they are facing unprecedented threats from out-of-state interests. Already, there are plans for hydropower projects, pipelines, and oil and gas drilling in some of our most treasured headwaters – development that, if done wrong, would forever harm anglers, boaters, irrigators and communities miles downstream.

Montanans need to plan ahead for healthy rivers as we grow our economy and develop our natural resources. We do not want Montana to become like other arid, western states where many of their once-great rivers are piped and diverted out-of-state.

Montanans for Healthy Rivers is a coalition of citizens, sportsmen, businesses and conservationists working to conserve the last, best free-flowing rivers in western Montana – to keep Montana the way it is for future generations. We need your help and input to accomplish these goals.

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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

March 28, 2017
Join American Rivers and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition as they present the second annual Wild Rivers Film Tour. 8 films, 80 minutes, and raffle prizes will be available each night. $10 TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR OR IN ADVANCE VIA …
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