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Yellowstone River Conservation Districts Council

Providing leadership & guidance for the wise use of the Yellowstone River's natural resources.

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
25Jul 22


The Council will meet via telephone conference call on Tuesday morning, July 26th beginning at 9 AM Instructions for participation in the meeting: Dial:  888-575-2051 Alternate Number: 406-616-2047 PIN: 97861 AGENDA: Review and Approve the Annual ReportReview and Approve the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Update on our efforts to launch a new Salt Cedar…

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25May 22

June 3rd Meeting Notice and Zoom Link

If you are unable to attend this meeting in person, a Zoom conference link is available here: Topic: YRCDC MeetingTime: Jun 3, 2022 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us/ Questions? Issues? Call Dan Rostad @ 406-930-0594

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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.

Our Work With Russian Olive

Yellowstone River CDC

Russian Olive issue description and management on the Yellowstone River, Montana

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