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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Upcoming Events
30 Jul '18
MRF Pint Night @ MAP Brewing Co.
  • MAP Brewing Co., Bozeman, MT.
  • July 30, 2018
  • Monday @ 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 […]

14 Aug '18
Bogert Farmers Market with MRF
  • Bogert Park, Bozeman, MT.
  • August 14, 2018
  • Tuesday @ 5:00 pm