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
26 Jul '17
Varney Road Clean Up
  • 8 Mile Fishing Access, Ennis, MT.
  • July 26, 2017
  • Wednesday @ 9:00 am

It is our responsibility to maintain our natural resources. Please join us as we get together for our annual Varney Road Clean Up. We will be meeting in 9AM at the Lion’s Club Park throughout the season to head out to Varney Road to do our part in cleaning up […]

01 Sep '17
Boat Raffle
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  • September 1, 2017
  • Friday @ 8:00 pm