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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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Wild Rivers Film Tour 2018

Calling all film makers! American Rivers and Greater Yellowstone Coalition are partnering for a second year to host the Wild Rivers Film Tour during the spring of 2018 in select cities across Montana. Submit your river film to our tour! More details and the call for films can be found HERE.

River News


MHR Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Montana’s Wild and Scenic Rivers!

December 16, 2016
October 12, 2016 marked the 40th anniversary of the day Montana’s North, Middle and South Forks of the Flathead River, and 150 miles of the Missouri River, were protected under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. These four river segments …
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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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