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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
07May 21

Council Meets in Miles City on May 26th

MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA Wednesday, May 26th beginning at 10:00 AMMiles City Sleep Inn & Suites – Tongue River Conference Room1006 South Haynes Avenue – Miles City, MT Agenda: Welcome & IntroductionsChairman & Vice-Chairman’s ReportsFinancial Report – Requires ApprovalMinutes of the previous meeting – Requires ApprovalChange the YRCDC By-Laws allowing McKenzie County ND to maintain…

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10Mar 21

Meeting notice – May 26, 2021

The Yellowstone River Conservation District Council will meet on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 in Miles City. This meeting is open to YRCDC partners as well as the public. Agenda and other details will be posted in late April. To receive updates please contact Dan Rostad at yellowrockriver@gmail.com or 406-932-5160.

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If you’re interested in receiving updates about YRCDC’s meetings and activities, please let us know by emailing Dan at yellowrockriver@gmail.com.

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

Yellowstone River CDC

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

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