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Protecting 1 million river miles begins at home
Protecting 1 million river miles begins at home

Today, the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System protects 13,396 miles of 226 rivers across the country, including five rivers in Montana. The upper Missouri River and three forks of the Flathead River were protected in 1976, while East Rosebud Creek won protection in 2018. But that represents less than one-half of one percent of the nation’s, and Montana’s rivers that are protected. We can and we must do better.

Safeguarding a Legacy for Future Generations
Safeguarding a Legacy for Future Generations

The indigenous Shoshone people that first called this area home, called the Gallatin, the “Cut-tuh-o’gwa” (swift water) while conservationist and future President Teddy Roosevelt camped and enjoyed the Gallatin at Beaver Creek in 1888, along today’s 191. This history...

Celebrating River Stewardship – 2021 Volunteer Awards
Celebrating River Stewardship – 2021 Volunteer Awards

Task Force volunteers spend hours with us on the Gallatin collecting water samples and restoring habitat. They not only inspire us in our work but enable us to carry out our conservation mission. At the end of the year, we host a stewardship celebration to thank our...

Gallatin Victories: Conservation Success Stories
Gallatin Victories: Conservation Success Stories

Now that some time has passed since the New Year holiday, we’ve had a chance to take stock of the last few months—and we’re thrilled with what we see. After several major victories and important organizational developments, it’s clear the Gallatin River is in good...

And the Winners Are…. 2020 Volunteers of the Year
And the Winners Are…. 2020 Volunteers of the Year

Celebrating our 2020 Volunteers of the Year. Without our dedicated team of volunteers, the Gallatin River Task Force simply wouldn't be able to get our work done. Every year, we celebrate our most dedicated individuals. These are the folks devoting time weekly to our...

What’s in Store for the Upper Gallatin River in 2021?
What’s in Store for the Upper Gallatin River in 2021?

A Letter from the Executive Director. Twenty years ago, a small group of concerned citizens formed the Blue Water Task Force. They were worried about water quality in the Upper Gallatin River Watershed, and they wanted to learn more about the challenges before them....

Friend of the Gallatin: Leaving a Liquid Legacy
Friend of the Gallatin: Leaving a Liquid Legacy

Friend of the Gallatin Rick Donaldson moves on from the Task Force board. Volunteer. Sponsor. Board chair. In his tenure as a Task Force supporter, Rick Donaldson has worn many hats. Whether collecting trash or approving organizational budgets, he’s brought the same...

Friends of the Gallatin: Betsy Gaines Quammen & David Quammen
Friends of the Gallatin: Betsy Gaines Quammen & David Quammen

David Quammen negotiating the Gallatin's infamous Mad Mile. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE QUAMMENS. The Task Force is nothing without our devoted Friends of the Gallatin. These members make up the our volunteer base, commit professional and financial support, and inspire us...

Checking in from the Task Force
Checking in from the Task Force

Dear Friends, The past week has been a trying one for all of us here in Big Sky, and indeed across the globe. From closures and cancellations to social distancing and self quarantine, we've been challenged in ways we never thought possible only a few days ago. Here at...

HOOKED ON THE GALLATIN

Fundraiser, Celebration & Auction

July 28, 2024

Join us on July 28th to make a meaningful impact in protecting the Gallatin River - your participation is vital to preserving this precious resource for future generations.