Water Quality & Fish

One of the values that Montanans hold most dearly in common is protection of our water and the fish and biotic communities that depend upon them. Volunteers across the state monitor, restore and protect streams. Schoolchildren delight in an education outing to discover water bugs. Anglers pitch in dollars and sweat equity to maintain Montana's native fisheries.

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Personal Stories: Community Story  |   Contributor: Deb Fassnacht;
They did the mayfly mambo, the caddis fly thrash, and the stone fly strut, all in the service of protecting the clean water of Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula. While the rest of...
 
Legacies and Projects: Celebrating a Success | Contributor: Cheryle Wood
The Thomas family hosted a public tour this past October at their family ranch, the Thomas Hereford Ranch, in Gold Creek, Montana.  The tour highlighted the...
 
Partners in Conservation: Non-Profit Group | Contributor: Jen Titus
In 1988 the Big Hole River ran dry at Wisdom for 35 consecutive days, and stream flows at Melrose were in the 50cfs range for two weeks. Again in 1994 streams hit...
 
Partners in Conservation: Non-Profit Group | Contributor: Emy Royce
"My main reason for helping found the Bitter Root Land Trust is that it offers members of this community an opportunity to come together to preserve the best of the...
 
Partners in Conservation: Non-Profit Group | Contributor: Heather Mullee
What began as a few grandmothers with a desire to learn more about groundwater turned into the Bitterroot Valley’s local watershed group.  In 1993, five women...
 
Personal Stories: Family Story | Contributor: Patrick Byorth
“Fishing has become an important part of Montana’s culture and economy.”  So Devlan Geddes concluded his recent argument before the Montana Supreme Court...
 
Legacies and Projects: Celebrating a Success | Contributor: Mike Koopal
When it comes to the high value of real estate in the Flathead Valley, finding creative solutions that balance a developer’s bottom line while protecting natural...
 
Partners in Conservation: Non-Profit Group | Contributor: Cesar Hernandez
The Cabinet Resource Group (CRG) came into existence in 1976 when a group of concerned Lincoln County citizens led by Bill Martin of Troy joined hands with the Kootenai Indian...
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