MARS work would not be possible without the support and collaboration of the following partners:

ASF partner

The American Fisheries Society

The American Fisheries Society is made up of over 8,000 members from around the world promoting fisheries research and management. AFS is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening fisheries conservation, sciences and resources.

The Great Plains Fish Habitat Partnership

The Great Plains Fish Habitat Partnership works to conserve aquatic resources or rivers and streams throughout the prairies of the central United States.

Montana Conservation Corps/ Big Sky Watershed Corps

Big Sky Watershed Corps is an AmeriCorps program that assists Montana’s watershed communities to make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while strengthening the experience of young professionals. Participants focus on watershed research, planning and project implementation, watershed education and outreach, and community engagement. Big Sky Watershed Corps is offered through a partnership of Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana and the Montana Watershed Coordination Council.

Montana Department of Environmental Quality

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is charged with protecting a clean and healthy environment as guaranteed to our citizens by our State Constitution. Our ultimate goal is to protect public health and to maintain Montana’s high quality of life for current and future generations.

Montana Land Reliance

The Montana Land Reliance (MLR) has worked in Montana since 1978 and has since put almost one million acres of land under permanent protection. The lasting benefits of MLR’s work are the perpetuation of a lifestyle and an economy that rely on responsibly managed private land and increasingly valuable Montana open spaces that will continue to nourish the spirit of future generations.

Montana Watershed Coordination Council

MWCC has been cultivating broad-based support for community driven approaches to managing complex land and water issues for over twenty years as the statewide organization representing each of more than 60 watershed groups.

Montana Wetland Council

The Montana Wetland Council is an active network of diverse interest that works cooperatively to conserve and restore Montana’s wetlands and riparian ecosystems.

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy has worked with Montana landowners and communities since 1976. They’ve helped conserve more than one million acres of valuable habitat through their commitment to science and strong partnerships.

North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) seeks to address current declines in sturgeon and paddlefish populations across North America. NASPS is dedicated to promoting the conservation and restoration of these species by developing and advancing research pertaining to their biology, management, and utilization.

Northern Great Plains Joint Venture

The Northern Great Plains Joint Venture (NGPJV) seeks out new opportunities and fosters new partnerships while strengthening existing alliances for the protection, enhancement and restoration of prairie, riverine and forest ecosystems important to priority birds of the NGPJV.

The Pallid Sturgeon Recovery Program

The Pallid Sturgeon Recovery Program is a partnership between Federal, State and local organizations that formed to implement a pallid sturgeon recovery plan published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after the fish was placed on the endangered species list in 1990.

Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana

The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana is a non-profit organization that supplements the resources of Conservation Districts across the state of Montana with additional grant funding, technical support, knowledge sharing, and other resources.

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Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited is a national cold water grassroots conservation organization. TU’s Montana Water and Habitat program and the Joe Brooks Chapter work locally to protect, restore and reconnect the Yellowstone River and its tributaries.


Western Landowners Alliance

The Western Landowners Alliance now represents landowners and managers from Sonora, Mexico to Alberta, Canada throughout the Inter mountain West, banded together in dedication to assuring the land is whole, healthy, productive, and maintains a place for their families to prosper.