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.

Riparian Restoration Mapping Plan

The Madison River Foundation is working with Geum Environmental Consulting. Inc. to create a Madison River Riparian Restoration Master Plan between Earthquake Lake and Ennis, MT. This plan will provide a guiding document that will allow us to begin work on projects that have been prioritized by their greatest benefit to the Madison River. The plan will provide a set of maps showing restoration prioritization, specific project locations and cost estimates for restoration treatments. Please consider a donation for this great resource.

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Upcoming Events
27 Mar '18
MRF Pint Night @ Katabatic Brewing Co.
  • Katabatic Brewing Co., Livingston, MT.
  • March 27, 2018
  • Tuesday @ 4:00 pm

Over the next few months the Madison River Foundation will be teaming up with a number of local breweries in neighboring communities for “Pint Night” fundraising events where the Foundation will get a donation per pint. The MRF team will be present to speak with community members about our upcoming […]

15 Apr '18
MRF Pint Night @ Bozeman Brewing Co.
  • Bozeman Brewing Company, Bozeman, MT.
  • April 15, 2018
  • Sunday @ 2:00 pm
18 May '18
MRF Pint Night @ Beaverhead Brewing Co.
  • Beaverhead Brewing Company, Dillon, MT.
  • May 18, 2018
  • Friday @ 4:00 pm
15 Jun '18
Annual Membership Meeting
  • Madison Valley Public Library, Ennis, MT.
  • June 15, 2018
  • Friday @ 12:00 am