The Gallatin County Open Space Bond was passed by the voters in the fall of 2000 for the purpose of preserving open space in Gallatin county by purchasing land and conservation easements from willing landowners for the following purposes: managing growth, preserving ranches and farms, protecting wildlife habitat and water quality of streams and rivers, providing parks and recreation areas.
The principal source of earth science information for the citizens of Montana. Since 1919, it has been mandated to conduct research and assist in the orderly development of the state's mineral and water resources. As a non-regulatory agency, the bureau provides extensive advisory, technical, and informational services on geologic, mineral, energy, and water resources in the state. Increasingly, the bureau also is involved in the study of environmental impacts to land and water.
This website is designed to provide access to organizational information, laws, rules, permitting information, standards, and bulletins related to water quality in Montana. It also describes the water quality related programs and activities of the DEQ.
Montana's clearinghouse for information on Montana's native species and habitats, emphasizing those of conservation concern. MT NHP scientists collect, validate, and distribute this information, and assist natural resource managers and others in applying it effectively.
A program of the Montana State Library, makes information on Montana's natural resources easily and readily accessible. NRIS operates a clearinghouse and referral service to link users with the best sources of information and service. Provides online data and mapping tools for Montana's natural resources, water and geography.
A statewide coordination network for Montana's natural resource agencies and private organizations and a forum for local watershed groups to help enhance, conserve, and protect natural resources and sustain the high quality of life in Montana for present and future generations.
Statewide resource to make wetlands information specific to Montana more accessible to the public via a centralized, comprehensive source and provides links to other sources of wetlands-related information throughout the country. The clearinghouse is a cooperative effort that supports the mission of the Montana Wetlands Council.
Ensuring protection of Montana’s wetlands, riparian areas, and associated uplands by understanding and appreciating these special places and how they add value to our lives. As a first step, we commit to protect an additional 250,000 acres of ecologically important wetlands, riparian areas, and associated uplands by the year 2005.
Resource for technical assistance and information on drinking water protection for public water supplies. Source for information on source water protection plans and source water delineation and assessment reports.
Serving Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and 27 Tribal Nations. The EPA has many regulatory and nonregulatory programs all with the same goal in mind...to protect the waters of the U.S.
Find information and resources relating to water such as current EPA water-related news, drinking water, education & training, grants & funding, laws & regulations, "Our Waters," pollution prevention & control, resources & performance, science & technnology, water infrastructure, and what you can do.
The agency emphasizes voluntary, science-based assistance, partnerships, and cooperative problem solving at the community level through the locally-led conservation process. Rural and urban communities seek NRCS help in curbing erosion, conserving and protecting water, and solving other resource problems. Local, state, and federal agencies, policymakers, and special-use districts also rely on NRCS expertise.
The National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) has been producing wetland maps and geospatial wetland data for the United States since the mid-1970s. The focus has been on two fronts: 1) map or digital database preparation and delivery to the public, and 2) projecting and reporting on national wetland trends using a probability-based sampling design. The status of mapping has been made available through various media throughout NWI's 30-year history (e.g., state atlases, regional status maps, and now through the internet via the Wetlands Mapper online tool).
The U.S. Geological Survey provides scientific and technical expertise, leadership, and coordination in addressing issues concerning the quality of the Nation's water resources. Its scientists: •Collect, analyze, and interpret water-quality data. •Engage in field and laboratory research and methods development. •Work with local, State, and Federal agencies and the citizenry to identify and understand environmental issues and concerns.
Professional organization fostering the advancement of water resources research, planning, development, management and education through the establishment of a common meeting ground for physical, biological, and social scientists, engineers, and other persons concerned with water resources; and the collection, organization, and dissemination of ideas and information in the field of water resouces science and technology.
Dedicated to informing the public about one of our greatest hidden resources, groundwater. Since 1985, our programs and publications present the benefits everyone receives from groundwater and the risks that threaten groundwater quality. We make learning about groundwater fun and understandable for kids and adults alike.
The Missoula Valley Water Quality District was created by resolution of the Missoula Board of County Commissioners in January, 1993 and began operations in July, 1993. By creating a WQD, local government can assume more direct control for the protection of drinking water and streams.
The Butte/Silver Bow Water Quality District program addresses the largest Superfund site in the United States. Through the district, the program hopes to assume direct control for the protection of surface and groundwater. In addition, the District works to control the use of contaminated water that is a threat to human health.