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MISSOULIAN EDITORIAL: Support Wild and Scenic Protections for Montana’s Rivers

MISSOULIAN EDITORIAL: Support Wild and Scenic Protections for Montana’s Rivers December 6, 2016 What would Montana be without its wild and scenic rivers? Montana must never find out. And the best way to ensure that certain free-flowing rivers in Montana …
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MHR Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Montana’s Wild and Scenic Rivers!

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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Environmental groups want more “wild and scenic” rivers

June 23, 2015 Michael Wright, Bozeman Daily Chronicle A coalition of environmental groups is shopping around a list of 55 waterways they say might deserve a “wild and scenic” designation, a federal protection that would prevent dams from being built, …
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Considering Wild and Scenic Rivers

June 11, 2015 Betty Vanderwielen, Seeley Swan Pathfinder SEELEY LAKE – What rivers do you want to see designated Wild & Scenic Rivers and why? That was the question posed by three representatives from Montanans for Healthy Rivers (MHR) at …
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River advocates seek federal Wild and Scenic designations for Montana waters

June 3, 2015 Rob Chaney, Missoulian It’s been almost 40 years since a Montana waterway won federal Wild and Scenic River designation. An advocacy group called Montanans for Healthy Rivers wants to change that. But it doesn’t know if the …
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Coalition wants Wild and Scenic designation for 700 river miles

June 3, 2015 Tom Kuglin, Helena Independent Record It was nearly 40 years ago and a few years after passage of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act that Montana last saw a river designated for protection. A coalition of …
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Press Release: Coalition releases draft citizens’ proposal to protect more than 700 river miles across western Montana

BOZEMAN – After four years of gathering input from a broad cross-section of Montanans from across the state, Montanans for Healthy Rivers released a draft citizens’ proposal to add more than 700 river miles in western Montana to the National …
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MHR Featured in Missoula Independent

“Testing the waters” A new citizens’ initiative seeks to protect Montana’s wild and scenic streams for the first time in nearly four decades May 28, 2015 By Laura Lundquist Taking advantage of a recent cool morning, Bob Jones cast his …
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Montanans for Healthy Rivers in Explore Big Sky

Montanans for Healthy Rivers (MHR) received comprehensive press coverage this month in a story featured in Explore Big Sky. The article showcases MHR’s effort to bring new Wild & Scenic River designations to Montana and highlights an array of voices …
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June 2015 Community River Forums

For the last four years, Montanans for Healthy Rivers has been asking citizens around the state what they love about their rivers and how they want to see those rivers protected. The results of a 2014 bipartisan survey showed that …
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MHR Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Montana’s Wild and Scenic Rivers!

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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East Rosebud Creek moves a step closer to gaining Wild and Scenic designation

March 14, 2016 BOZEMAN – A coalition of river advocates says a bill hearing scheduled before a U.S. Senate subcommittee next Thursday marks a major milestone in Montana’s quest to get its first new Wild and Scenic River designation in …
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Gazette Opinion: East Rosebud Creek’s Montana Friends in Congress

June 24, 2015 Billings Gazette Editorial Board East Rosebud Creek should stay the way it is – a ribbon of clear water tumbling from the top of the Beartooth Mountains down a breathtaking valley of pine trees, deer, elk, moose …
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Press Release: Coalition releases draft citizens’ proposal to protect more than 700 river miles across western Montana

BOZEMAN – After four years of gathering input from a broad cross-section of Montanans from across the state, Montanans for Healthy Rivers released a draft citizens’ proposal to add more than 700 river miles in western Montana to the National …
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MHR Featured in Missoula Independent

“Testing the waters” A new citizens’ initiative seeks to protect Montana’s wild and scenic streams for the first time in nearly four decades May 28, 2015 By Laura Lundquist Taking advantage of a recent cool morning, Bob Jones cast his …
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Montanans for Healthy Rivers in Explore Big Sky

Montanans for Healthy Rivers (MHR) received comprehensive press coverage this month in a story featured in Explore Big Sky. The article showcases MHR’s effort to bring new Wild & Scenic River designations to Montana and highlights an array of voices …
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Over 40,000 Gallons of Oil Spilled in the Yellowstone River

On Saturday, January 17, 2015 a pipeline transporting crude oil beneath the Yellowstone Riverbed broke. The break was located six miles upstream of Glendive and spilled approximately 40,000 to 50,000 gallons of oil into the river, a federal official said …
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President Signs Montana Lands Package into Law

Tristan Scott Flathead Beacon – December 19, 2014 President Barack Obama on Friday officially signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contains a massive lands package that adds new wilderness in Montana for the first time in …
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Montana’s Rivers Deserve More Protection

Brett French Billings Gazette – November 30, 2014 Montana is a river state. Just think of the iconic waters that are nationally and internationally known: the Madison, Yellowstone, Missouri and Gallatin; the Bighole, Bighorn, Blackfoot and Flathead. “We think Montanans …
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Ask the Fish & Wildlife Service for a Better Bull Trout Plan

On September 3, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released a revised draft recovery plan for the U.S. population of Bull Trout, which is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act within the lower 48 United States. …
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MHR Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Montana’s Wild and Scenic Rivers!

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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MHR Featured in Missoula Independent

“Testing the waters” A new citizens’ initiative seeks to protect Montana’s wild and scenic streams for the first time in nearly four decades May 28, 2015 By Laura Lundquist Taking advantage of a recent cool morning, Bob Jones cast his …
Continue Reading

Over 40,000 Gallons of Oil Spilled in the Yellowstone River

On Saturday, January 17, 2015 a pipeline transporting crude oil beneath the Yellowstone Riverbed broke. The break was located six miles upstream of Glendive and spilled approximately 40,000 to 50,000 gallons of oil into the river, a federal official said …
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President Signs Montana Lands Package into Law

Tristan Scott Flathead Beacon – December 19, 2014 President Barack Obama on Friday officially signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contains a massive lands package that adds new wilderness in Montana for the first time in …
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Montana’s Rivers Deserve More Protection

Brett French Billings Gazette – November 30, 2014 Montana is a river state. Just think of the iconic waters that are nationally and internationally known: the Madison, Yellowstone, Missouri and Gallatin; the Bighole, Bighorn, Blackfoot and Flathead. “We think Montanans …
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Rep. Daines Introduces a Bill to Designate East Rosebud Creek Wild and Scenic

With Rep. Steve Daines’ introduction of H.R. 5543, the East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, all three members of Montana’s congressional delegation now support Wild and Scenic designation for this amazing waterway that plunges off the Beartooth Plateau and …
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Montanans Strongly Support Wild and Scenic River Designations

Over the last month, Montanans from across the state have voiced their concerns for the rivers they love and have offered ways to protect those rivers. These folks have some things in common. They all share the sentiment that rivers …
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Smith River Future in Question

Proposed mining operations near Sheep Creek, a major tributary to the Smith River, is a hot topic.  As Tintina Resources moves forward with its application for a mining permit north of White Sulphur Springs, many recreationists and Smith River lovers …
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DamNation Film Tour Continues: Big Sky, July 2nd, 2014

The DamNation showing in Bozeman on June 20th nearly sold out with over 400 people in attendance! The next stop on the film tour is in Big Sky at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, July 2nd. The …
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Water Resource Law to Improve Montana Streams

Originally signed into law in 1974, the Water Resources Development Act authorizes the Army Corps of Engineers to implement regional projects that conserve and improve water development. Thanks to Senator Max Baucus, current reform of the bill includes a provision …
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