Recreation & fishing.
Montana’s Bighorn River offers some of the nation’s top blue-ribbon fly-fishing opportunities.
agriculture & the river.
The Bighorn River is an important resource for local farms and ranches.
The Bighorn River Alliance is an active advocate for sustainable river flows.
2019 research initiative reports
highlights of our work.
Advocating for Sustainable River Flows critical to the health of the river through collaborative planning processes with water users and federal/state agencies.
Improving Angler Access to the Bighorn River through maintenance of boat ramps, roads, parking area and by working with federal and state agencies in securing public access.
Connecting Tribal Youth to their local reservation waters through Tenkara with the Tribe recreational program which introduces Crow youth to the positive recreational benefits of fly-fishing.
Increasing Scientific Knowledge of the river, its trout and instream habitat through our Research Initiative that will drive conservation efforts for years to come.
Enhancing Instream Habitat in the Bighorn River through reconnecting side channel habitat to the main river and monitoring its viability for trout recruitment.
Securing Key Partnerships with state/federal agencies, the agricultural community, the Crow Tribe and other organizations to devise workable solutions to watershed problems.