Founded in 2003 as “a local voice for the river,” MRF is an advocate for the Madison ecosystem amid the challenges of rapid residential and population growth, commercial development, increasing recreational use and the traditional Western competition over scarce water resources.


We work collaboratively with stakeholders who live, work and recreate on this storied river and its related ecosystem. Our goal is to protect the natural beauty, quality and resources of the Madison ecosystem.


MRF is strategically positioned to be the primary support mechanism for projects and initiatives that directly benefit the Madison River watershed. MRF funds and through its membership provides “boots in the water” volunteer labor for a variety of conservations-oriented projects.

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24 Jun '18
3rd Annual Salmon Fly Festival
  • Campfire Lodge, West Yellowstone, MT.
  • June 24, 2018
  • Sunday @ 9:00 am

3rd Annual Salmon Fly Festival at Campfire Lodge Resort, West Yellowstone on the Madison River. All proceeds go to the Madison River Foundation and Warriors Afield. Fly tying, rod casting demos, raffle prizes, casting competition, raffle drawing, casting competition, and silent auction. Appearances by Kelly Galloup, Craig Mathews, Bob Jacklin, […]

26 Jun '18
Bogert Farmers Market with MRF
  • Bogert Farmers Market, Bozeman, MT.
  • June 26, 2018
  • Tuesday @ 5:00 pm
27 Jun '18
Wildlife Speaker Series
  • Jack Creek Preserve Outdoor Education Center, , .
  • June 27, 2018
  • Wednesday @ 6:00 pm
13 Jul '18
Catch the Hatch 2018
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  • July 13, 2018
  • Friday @ 5:00 pm
30 Jul '18
MRF Pint Night @ MAP Brewing Co.
  • MAP Brewing Co., Bozeman, MT.
  • July 30, 2018
  • Monday @ 4:00 pm