Macro-invertebrate Study The Madison River Foundation is funding a macroinvertebrate monitoring program with eight long-term, monitoring stations from Hebgen Dam to Valley Garden fishing access site. These seasonal samplings will serve as baseline standards for future monitoring – establishing population estimates and community characteristics which will assess the aquatic bio-integrity […]
Riparian Restoration Mapping Project 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 […]
Stream Bank Restoration On May 15, 2017 Madison River Foundation staff, volunteers and BLM staff collaborated on a willow and birch planting day. 500 cut willows, potted willows and birch trees were planted along the Madison on BLM land. The different plantings will test the most effective way to increase […]
O’Dell Creek Restoration The Foundation is a partner in the O’Dell Creek Headwaters Restoration Project, the largest wetlands restoration project in Montana. The Laszlo family, recipients of the Foundation’s 2012 “Friends of the Madison” award, has put more than 8000 acres into conservation easement in conjunction with the project.
Sun Ranch Fish Hatchery The only private fish hatchery in Montana is located on the Sun Ranch here in the Madison Valley. The hatchery, a joint project of the ranch and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, raises genetically pure Westslope cutthroat trout for stocking in appropriate streams, including some tributaries […]
Madison Watershed Partnership (MWP) The Foundation is a founding member of the Madison Watershed Partnership (MWP), a collaborative initiative with the Madison Conservation District, the Madison Valley Ranchlands Group, and Madison Farm to Fork. The partnership supports the establishment and activities of a full-time Madison Watershed Coordinator. The MWP […]