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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
23Sep 19

Meeting Notice & Agenda October 18, 2019 in Miles City, MT

 Yellowstone River Conservation District Council 10:00 AM - Friday, October 18th, 2019 Tongue River Conference Room Sleep Inn & Suites – Miles City   Agenda: Introductions Minutes of the previous meeting *Action Required Financial Report *Action Required Chairman’s Report Vice-Chairman’s Report Coordinator’s Report Partner Reports DRNC – Laurie Zeller NRCS – Program Updates FWP –…

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06Jun 19

Removing Russian Olives on the Yellowstone River at Mission Creek

In 2018, the Park County Cooperative Weed Management Area Group (CWMA), working with American Rivers, Yellowstone River Conservation District Council (YRCDC), Park County Environmental Council (PCEC), National Wild Turkey Federation, and other partners, landowners and residents, removed Russian olive trees within 115 acres along the Yellowstone River near its confluence with Mission Creek in Park…

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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 on Russian Olives

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