Join the Volunteer Task Force

Get your feet wet with citizen science, engage your community in the conservation conversation, or get your hands dirty protecting the Upper Gallatin River Watershed.

From Yellowstone National Park to the mouth of Gallatin Canyon, the river needs your help!

What does the Volunteer Task Force do?

Task Force volunteers are active in every season. Grab a pick, pencil, or water-quality-monitoring probe and join the team today. Annual volunteer opportunities include:

Watershed Monitoring

  • Water-Quality Monitoring
  • Streamflow Assessments
  • Macroinvertebrate Collection

Outreach & Education 

  • Big Sky Farmers’ Market
  • Banquet Planning & Implementation
  • Wild & Scenic Advocacy

Conservation & Restoration

  • Willow Harvesting & Planting
  • Stormwater Garden Upkeep
  • Gallatin River Cleanup

Organizational Operations
Do you have special skills and are you interested in becoming a recurring volunteer?  Contact us


Celebrating River Stewardship

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. We kick off each volunteer season with a volunteer barbecue providing an opportunity to meet other volunteers and learn about the Task Force. At the end of the year, we host a stewardship celebration to thank our volunteers and announce our annual stewardship awards. We can’t thank our volunteers enough for their commitment to this river and their contribution to protecting it for future generations.


The Jack Crowther Award

Jack Crowther served on the Gallatin River Task Force for eight years, from 2007-2015. Jack believed in community service and collaboration and would rather spend his time knee deep in the Gallatin than hunched over a computer, and he inspired the volunteer spirit in many a Big Sky resident. Now, we honor his legacy by giving our volunteer of the year the Jack Crowther Award. Will you be this year’s winner?


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