New: Summary of proposed bill in the 2013 Montana Legislature...
LC 1723 Instream Flows for Dewatered Important Fisheries
Bill is remedy for dewatering of 4,734 miles of Important Fisheries each year.
MRA Comments to Water Policy Interim Committee on Draft Report “Boiling It Down”
Also, see Montana Legislature’s WPIC web page.
Report on the Dearborn River – Current Conditions of the Watershed
The headwaters drain the eastern half of Scapegoat Wilderness in heart of Rocky Mountain Front
By volunteer Montana Rivers Watcher, Adam Johnson
Outstanding Resource Water
now have the opportunity to designate Montana's
first ORW -- and save it from being used as a sewage
To Liquid Synfuels
Is it clean
technology with little environmental impact?
Creek on the Clark Fork Subdivision
told locals he was an environmentalist but then...
To retain its purity Montana water must be protected by municipal, county, state and federal laws.
Stream Access Law
wealth of opportunities with little inconvenience to streamside landowners
A History Of Stream Access
"...property of the State and for the use of its people." -- Montana Constitution
River Special Privilege for Landowners
adjacent to the Smith River have applied to the Montana State Fish,
Wildlife and Parks Commission for a ruling.
For The Montana State Legislature
Water In Streams
4,222 miles of Montana streams on 381 different rivers and creeks
are chronically or periodically dewatered each year
suit settled over Montana’s Water Quality
to insist that Montana DEQ establish stream standards and cleanup
The Dam At Milltown
back 8 million cubic yards of toxic mining sediments
- An Endangered River
destroyed river in Montana
Power Plants & The Roundup
will be exempt from regulation
by Public Service Commission. Montana would become boiler
room of the West.
Sky Developers Violate Natural Resource
Blixseth's Yellowstone Club, Moonlight
Basin, Gallatin Peaks
fined, make repairs.
Bed Methane Defeated At Bozeman Pass
news! J. M. Huber Corp. has given up its effort to pursue coalbed
methane drilling in the pass area.
Bed Methane Development in Montana
wave of Coal Bed Methane (CBM) development that hit Montana recently
will have huge impacts in the years ahead.
to return open-pit, cyanide heap-leach mining
Fish & Wildlife
Service's Bozeman Fish Technology Center
has changed since the early days--including the mission.
Need Cold Water
keep streams cool we must keep soils cool.
Hole River is home to last self-sustaining, stream-living, native
population in the lower 48. Will they be delisted?
species older than dinosaurs living in the Missouri and lower
Yellowstone's roiling waters.
Sturgeon Of The Missouri
is done to replenish their numbers, they will become extinct.
the Missouri River Breaks
River Breaks National Monument Questioned
Dilution Not A Solution
Maximum Daily Load
Clean Water Act and TMDL
the Conservation Reserve Program for Cleaner Streams
A strategy for restoring riparian wetlands and native plants by
creating a filter strip along a stream for trapping farm sediment
and agricultural chemicals.
On The Big Hole
trying to raise money to move sewage lagoons out of river flood plain
Tanks & Sewage Treatment
The three maps -- Billings, Bozeman
and Missoula illustrate individual wells drilled.
real estate booms create a mountain of sewage.
The plan recently drafted by the Montana Department of Environmental
Quality for pollution reduction in the north half of Flathead Lake
merely relies on voluntary measures
has nine Superfund sites the EPA has designated
pesticides in stream sediments and aquatic organisms are
Substances in the Environment
1998 Montana ranked 20th in the nation in the amount of toxic substances
released by manufacturers.
Zealand Mud Snails in Madison
in the Madison River probably came over on a fisherman's waders,
picked up in the mud of New Zealand. The snails are very tiny and
River Diversion Dam
the Yellowstone River
Pennsylvania Power and Light Company is applying for permits to
place 8-foot long, 5-foot high triangular concrete blocks, end to
end, to form a 272-foot long dam across the west channel of the
Yellowstone River near Billings.
Mining Law is on the books, identical today as it was signed by
President Ulysses S. Grant.
The mining industry is the top toxic polluter in Montana. The industry
should be made to pay up front.
Government Gold Policies
federal government continues to hold 8,600 tons of national gold
reserves. Selling significant portions of gold reserves could result
in a huge financial payoff to taxpayers and prevent future environmental
Quality -- Strengthening and Enforcement
1995 legislature weakened Montana's water quality laws
Allocation Law now takes Precedence over Environment
and Instream Flow
Leasing for Instream Flows
Failure Of Montana Power Company
could this happen? The
historic blunder began when the energy Deregulation Bill was
passed by the 1997 Legislature.
to Protect Rivers and Streams
Private Lands in River Corridors
Smart Water Use
The Future Of Life
E.O. Wilson says...