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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
22Apr 24

YRCDC Meeting Notice and Agenda for Monday, June 3rd, 2024

Yellowstone River Conservation District Council will be meeting on Monday, June 3rd, 2024 beginning at 10 AM in the conference room of the LaQuinta Inn & Suites located at 5720 South Frontage Road in Billings. The agenda, meeting details, and Zoom link are attached below. Questions or comments, please call 406-930-0594 YRCDC Notice and Agenda…

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23Oct 23

Meeting Notice: Thursday, November 2nd, 2023

Yellowstone River Conservation District Council will meet in Miles City on Thursday, November 2nd beginning at 9 AM in the Custer County Fire Department building located at 200 North Haynes Avenue. YRCDC Notice and Agenda - November 2nd, 2023 Zoom invite information: ************************************** Topic: YRCDC meeting Time: Oct 26, 2023 09:00 AM Mountain Time (US…

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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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