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5242 Hwy 89 South, Livingston, MT 59047 Local Common Sense Conservation

About Us

The Upper Yellowstone Watershed Group is a collection of people who appreciate, or support, or participate in Agricultural endeavors on any scale. We believe that Agricultural involvement, as it is lived out by diverse individuals and operations, can and must be enhanced, preserved, and valued now and for posterity. We propose to safeguard our Agriculture  environment by protecting, improving, developing, harvesting, and efficiently using land, water, timber, and rangeland.


To understand and conserve the Upper Yellowstone watershed, including its agriculture, open space, rural character, wildlife, fisheries, natural resources, and recreational use while protecting private property rights.

Purpose & Goals

The group’s goals include:

  1. Preserve production agriculture and the open space it provides by promoting a stewardship approach to watershed management.
  2. Protect and respect private property rights.
  3. Provide dependable and accessible information through collection and dissemination of scientifically sound monitoring and assessment data.
  4. Maintain and preserve the overall health of the watershed by developing best practices, seeking innovative solutions, and working to improve drought response and preparedness.
  5. Lead community education and outreach efforts on watershed-related issues.
  6. Provide a collective ‘voice for the watershed’ through the exchange of ideas and response to issues.


Ashley Lowrey, Watershed Coordinator
Shields Valley Watershed and Upper Yellowstone Watershed
5242 Hwy 89 South, Livingston, MT 59047
406 946-3008


22Jul 14

Montana Conservation Month

August 2014 is Montana Conservation Month! Join in recognizing the efforts of people in conservation or partipate in several conservation projects happening across the state. See the official website for more…

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The Upper Yellowstone Watershed Group holds meetings every few months to discuss pertinent watershed issues. Refer to the events calendar for upcoming meeting dates and locations.

For access to agendas and minutes from 2016 and before, please contact our office.

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