Protecting water for more than 55 million Americans

Three of America’s critical river systems – the Missouri, Columbia, and Colorado – all begin in Greater Yellowstone. These rivers give life to this region and beyond, nourishing the lands, providing vital habitat for native fish and wildlife, and delivering water to 20 percent of Americans.

Rivers, streams, and lakes are the lifeblood of Greater Yellowstone. Life cannot exist without water, making it our most important natural resource.

Within our waters conservation program, we aim to:

  • Keep Greater Yellowstone’s waters pristine and free-flowing
  • Restore and protect vital rivers, lakes, and streams
  • Replenish wild, native fish populations
Photo copyright: David Showalter

Photo copyright: David Showalter

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Photo copyright: Kathy Lichtendahl

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