Upper Yellowstone Watershed Basin

Upper Yellowstone Watershed Basin

We care passionately about the agricultural land that makes up the gorgeous Upper Yellowstone River Basin
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5242 Hwy 89 South
Livingston, MT 59047


The Upper Yellowstone Watershed Basin is a collection of people who appreciate, or support, or participate in Agricultural endeavors on any scale. We believe that Agricultural involvement, as it is lived out by diverse individuals and operations, can and must be enhanced, preserved, and valued now and for posterity. We propose to safeguard our Agriculture  environment by protecting, improving, developing, harvesting, and efficiently using land, water, timber, and rangeland.

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

  • Our desire is to support and foster conservation and harvest practices with sustainable and beneficial use of Agricultural resources. We want to educate the public to the positive financial effect of Agriculture on Montana’s economy while spot lighting the priceless appeal and aesthetics of open spaces.
  • We seek to become better stewards of the land and water, through education and improved Agricultural practices. We 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.
  • We pursue the most effective methods available to control the spread of noxious weeds in a manner that is consistent with improving land and water. We support and promote weed education programs and the enforcement of county weed management and laws.
  • We promote sound wildlife management that will ensure reasonable numbers of game birds, game animals, and native species that are in balance with the habitat and lands that support these animals. We are committed to the support of alternative wildlife livelihoods.


The purpose of the Watershed is:

  1. to educate landowners and the public on issues facing Agriculture.
  2. to inventory and document changes in the resource base.
  3. to develop solutions to problems, which will protect agriculture while positively improving natural resources within the area.
  4. to work with Federal, State, and County agencies to coordinate Watershed improvement activities in a feasible and economical manner.
  5. to work with agencies to help secure funding to improve the natural resources in the Watershed area.





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.