Upper Yellowstone Watershed Basin

We care passionately about the agricultural land that makes up the gorgeous Upper Yellowstone River Basin

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Our Office

5242 Hwy 89 South
Livingston, MT 59047

The Upper Yellowstone Watershed Basin is a group of citizens that deal with best management practices and water quality improvement projects on the Upper Yellowstone River.  The council is coordinated by Dylan Graves.

The mission of the Upper Yellowstone Watershed Basin is based on the following four interwoven commitments:

  •  The desire to support and foster conservation and harvest practices with sustainable and beneficial use of Agricultural resources, with an emphasis on educating the public to the positive financial effect of Agriculture on Montana’s economy while spotlighting the priceless appeal and esthetics of open spaces.
  • Seeking to become better stewards of the land and water, through education and improved Agricultural practices, with the desire to preserve or improve water quality, stream banks, and fish habitat while efficiently using streams and underground water and develop new water sources. Timber resources for harvest and aesthetic value partnered with healthy, productive range grasslands will be promoted.
  • The pursuit of the most effective methods available to control the spread of noxious weeds in a manner that is consistent with improving land and water. Support and promote weed education programs and the enforcement of county weed management and laws.
  • The promotion sound wildlife (game) management that will insure reasonable numbers of game birds, game animals, and native species that are in balance with the habitat and lands that support these animals, with a commitment to the support of alternative wildlife livelihoods.

Projects and Updates



Montana Conservation Month

August 2014 is Montana Conservation Month! Join in recognizing the efforts of people in conservation or partipate in several conservation projects happening across the state. See the official website for more information and to find a project near you. See here for an...


The Upper Yellowstone Watershed Basin holds meetings every few months to discuss pertinent watershed issues. Refer to the events calendar for upcoming meeting dates and locations.

See the 2014 regular board meeting agendas and minutes below. For access to agendas and minutes from 2013 and before, please contact our office.