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Gallatin Local Water Quality District
LOCAL AGENCIES & ORGANIZATIONS
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Created in 2004, this umbrella watershed group's mission is to conserve and restore the greater Gallatin watershed resources through focused action.
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.
Issues 310 permits for stream bed work. Administers various grants for local watershed groups and natural resources education-related funding.
Access to the City's Annual Water Quality Report.
A non-profit membership organization dedicated to the conservation of open space, agricultural land, wildlife habitat, and the creation of public trails in southwestern Montana
The mission of the association is to be the guardian and advocate of the Gallatin River system and its historically decreed water rights.
Providing natural resource science education programs for children in the Gallatin Valley and all of Southwest Montana.
Local watershed group conducting water quality monitoring on the Upper Gallatin River and its tributaries in the Big Sky area.
The Big Sky Institute for Science and Natural History (BSI) is a research and education center that is connecting the public to the important science about the Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Access to the City's Annual Water Quaity Report and other water/sewer information for the city.
Access to the town's Annual Water Quality Report.
STATE AGENCIES & STATE-WIDE ORGANIZATIONS
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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.
Provides for the stewardship of the fish, wildlife, parks and recreational resources of Montana, while contributing to the quality of life for present and future generations.
Water rights and controlled ground water areas, water supply and management, floodplain management, dams and canals, Board of Water Well Contractors,
State-wide database for ground water information (private wells, public water supply wells, ground-water quality).
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.
Information and resources on water-related topics in Montana. Sponsors water-related research;
Provides training and education for current water professionals; and Educates future water professionals.
An adult and youth water education organization. The program is the home of Montana Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) and the Montana Volunteer Water Monitoring Project.
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.
An overview of Montana's ground water resources focusing on: ground water sources, locations of intensive use, general ground water quality and threats to the water quality.
Access this Montana DEQ database to view water test results for public water supplies.
FEDERAL AGENCIES
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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.
 
 
 
 
These pages provide access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
OTHER
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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.
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.
Helping small communities by collecting, developing, and providing timely information relevant to drinking water issues
A comprehensive set of digital spatial data that contains information about surface water features such as lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, springs and wells.
River Network's Mission is to help people understand, protect and restore rivers and their watersheds.
LOCAL WATER QUALITY DISTRICTS in MONTANA
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The Water Quality Protection District was created in July 1992 with the mission: To preserve, protect and improve water quality within District boundaries.
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 focus of the Gallatin Local Water Quality District is on water resources education and water quality monitoring for increased awareness of water-related issues and public health.
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.
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