Montana Headwaters Legacy Act

Protecting the Gallatin River

The Montana Headwaters Legacy Act (MHLA) is a made-in-Montana Wild and Scenic rivers bill. This legislation would designate 39 miles of the Gallatin River as Wild and Scenic.

As part of the Montanans for Healthy Rivers coalition, the Gallatin River Task Force has spent the last seven years advocating for MHLA. In all, 336 river miles would be granted our nation’s highest conservation protections.
Along with the Gallatin, 18 miles of the Taylor Fork are also included in the legislation. Protecting these gems and the other 15 streams that are part of MHLA would safeguard Montana’s outdoor way of life, sustain our growing recreation economy, and ensure clean, cold drinking water.


Take Action

Almost 80% of Montanans agree that we need more wild & scenic rivers.  Many have already taken action, and you can too. Endorse the Montana Headwaters Legacy Act (MHLA), contact your elected officials, or write a letter to the editor of your local paper.

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Endorse MHLA

By adding your name to the list of thousands of supporters of Wild & Scenic, you’re showing how much free-flowing rivers mean to you. Endorse here.

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Contact Your Reps

Your elected officials work for you. Let them know that wild rivers define Montana, and that without them our way of life is severely diminished. Contact your reps.

Write an LTE

Show your friends and neighbors how much you value the Gallatin by penning a letter to the editor of your local paper. Submitting is easy and can be done any time.

In the News

Learn more about the Montana Headwaters Legacy act, what Wild & Scenic would mean for the Gallatin River, and how now is the time for this made-in-Montana conservation bill.

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Liquid Legacy

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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.