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Yellowstone River photo courtesy Larry Mayer

About the YRCDC

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.

Visit our Yellowstone River Clearinghouse

This is a link to data, information, and publications developed by the Yellowstone River Conservation District Council associated with the Yellowstone River Cumulative Effects Study.

Recent News & Meeting Announcements
18Dec 17

YRCDC Meeting Notice and Agenda-January 5th, 2018 in Billings, MT

MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA Yellowstone River Conservation District Council 10:00 AM - Friday, January 5th, 2018 – Billings, Montana Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 5 Conference Room  2300 Lake Elmo Drive Introductions Chairman’s Report Vice-Chairman’s Report Coordinator’s Report Minutes of the Previous Council Meeting – Action Required Financial Report – Action Required Review of…

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11Dec 17

January Meeting Notice

Yellowstone River Conservation District Council will meet in Billings on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Montana FWP Region 5 headquarters located at 2300 Lake Elmo Drive. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am. The agenda and other details will be posted later this month.

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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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