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About Us

The Yellowstone River Conservation Districts Council (YRCDC) is comprised of eleven member districts along the main stem of the Yellowstone River. Our purpose is to provide local leadership, assistance, and guidance for the wise use and conservation of the Yellowstone River’s natural resources. This purpose is founded on three fundamental precepts:

1) The need for scientific information on which to base management decisions.

2) The need for broad-based local, regional, and national input.

3) The need for technical and financial assistance to address sustainable use issues on the Yellowstone River.

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This is your single point of access to data, information and publications developed in part by the Yellowstone River Council as part of the Yellowstone River Corridor Comprehensive Study.

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13Dec 16

2017 MACD Scholarship Application Now Available

Two $500 Scholarships are available for Montana students—high school seniors or students who are attending an accredited post secondary institution in Montana may apply. Eligibility requirements include: US citizenship, Montana…

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About the Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone River stretches over 670 miles and is the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states. Originating in Yellowstone National Park, it drains 70,000 square miles of land before it joins the Missouri River northeast of Sidney, Montana. In addition to an abundance of fish and wildlife, the Yellowstone River supports a wide variety of agricultural, domestic, industrial, and recreational uses.

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