Mountains are our Reservoirs

(March 2018) Written by Zane Ashford, Big Sky Watershed Corps Member – In the arid Rocky Mountain West, snowpack is critical. The heavy snowfall observed from October through May is stored in the mountains and then slowly released to our rivers in the spring and summer. This runoff contributes not only to the municipal water.. read more →

Looking Back on GGWC’s 2019 Annual Meeting

Thank you to all whom attended our 2019 Annual Meeting – “Weathering Drought: Stories from our Neighbors.” We heard incredible stories from three speakers about how drought impacted and compromised their livelihoods. Jeff Moore, a homeowner near Bozeman Pass shared his personal experience with wildfire when it encroached on his family’s home. Dale Sexton, owner.. read more →

Join us on January 30th for GGWC’s Annual Meeting

Greater Gallatin Watershed Council Hosts Annual Meeting, “Weathering Drought: Stories from our Neighbors” on January 30th The Greater Gallatin Watershed Council (GGWC) will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting, “Weathering Drought: Stories from our Neighbors” on Wednesday, January 30th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Lindley Center in Bozeman, Montana.The annual meeting will feature a speaker’s panel beginning.. read more →

We have some big waders to fill.. and we need your help!

You know what we all have in common? The need for clean water. As our Valley goes through a time of unprecedented growth, maintaining healthy streams and rivers is becoming an even bigger challenge. This is why the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council needs your help. Today, we’re launching our 2018 Year-End Campaign.  Our goal is to.. read more →

Gallatin River Water- The Life Blood of Local Agriculture Part I

(August 10, 2018) Written by Susan Duncan, GGWC Board Member and Co-Owner Duncan Farm – Homestead Beef – Irrigation water from the West Gallatin River is the life blood of Duncan Farm- Homestead Beef. My husband Richard and I built this self-contained grass- fed beef operation on 76 acres of irrigated land between Belgrade and Manhattan.. read more →

Join us for a river cleanup this Saturday!

WHAT: Join the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council, Gallatin Conservation District and Fish Wildlife and Parks this Saturday, July 14th in a cleanup day of the Lower Gallatin River. WHEN and WHERE: We will meet at 8:30am at the Town Pump at 561 Bus Hub Drive in Belgrade and carpool to the Erwin Bridge Fishing Access.. read more →

The Culture of Conservation and the Arctic Grayling: A State Wildlife Management Success Story

(July 14, 2018)  Written by Leanne Roulson, GGWC Board Member – The story of Arctic Grayling in Montana is relevant to a current bill in Congress – H.R. 4647, Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Thirty years ago, the last fluvial population of Arctic Grayling in the lower 48 was at risk of extinction. A community effort at.. read more →

Snowpacks and Runoff

(June 7, 2018) Written By Mark Story, GGWC Board Member – The year 2018 has had very robust snowpacks throughout much of Montana with end of May snowpack water equivalents ranging from 87% of average in NE Montana to 206% of average in NW Montana.  As of June 7th, the Gallatin River drainage is currently.. read more →

The Connection Between Open Lands and Healthy Waterways

(April 27, 2018) Written by Peter Brown, GGWC Vice Chair  In 1998, the Gallatin County Commissioners recognized that growth and development in our watershed was a major challenge and tasked a group of community members (Open Space Task Force) with exploring options to manage it. After researching growth management tools from around the country, the Open.. read more →

Introducing “Ask Recyclin’ Sue”

(April 6, 2018)   During GGWC’s 2018 Annual Meeting back in January, attendees were challenged to consider the many ways in which their daily actions affect the health of our watershed. We discussed everything from turning off the water when you brush your teeth to getting to know your local farmers to participating in local river.. read more →