Watershed Stories

Montana is a special place – blessed with clean water, family farms and ranches, rich wildlife habitat, and people who work together with mutual respect. This heritage helps our state prosper and supports our way of life. But Montana’s landscape is changing, increasing the pressure on our families and communities. Montana watershed groups bring landowners and communities together to find innovative, practical solutions to be better stewards of natural resources during these changing times. The Montana Watershed Coordination Council is the voice of Montana watershed organizations, connecting people and ideas across Big Sky Country.

MWCC shares the commitment and impact of these individuals and organizations through our Watershed Stories Campaign. We hope the personal stories of Montanans committed to preserving our landscapes will inspire you to find and support your local watershed group.

To read the full stories and listen to audio versions from some watersheds, scroll across the map and click on the links provided.

Please join us in sharing these with your friends and networks! If you have any questions or want to support Montana watershed groups or the Watershed Stories Campaign, please contact MWCC’s Watershed Programs Coordinator by emailing terri@mtwatersheds.org.

This campaign has been made possible with help from the Wilburforce Foundation, Resource Media, Greater Montana Foundation, Cross Charitable Foundation, Ruth & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Montana Natural Resource Damage Program, and the Arthur M Blank Family Foundation.

The Greater Montana Foundation benefits the people of Montana by encouraging communication, with an emphasis on electronic media, on issues, trends, and values of importance to present and future generations of Montanans.