Who We Are
Montana Aquatic Resources Services, Inc. (MARS) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2011 out of concern at the rapid aquatic resource degradation across our state. Originally formed for the purpose of sponsoring the Statewide In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Program, MARS has and continues to develop other programs that pursue innovative solutions to aquatic resource challenges and fit within our mission. The board and staff include knowledgeable and experienced natural resource consultants, business-men and -women, agency specialists and non-profit conservation experts.
What We Do
MARS works to identify and implement aquatic restoration projects that enhance stream and wetland functions, conserve clean water, and improve fish and wildlife habitat. We primarily pursue market-based funding sources and grant opportunities to sustain our organization and programs. Some important aspects of our projects include the following: