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our work

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.

Recreation & fishing.

Montana’s Bighorn River offers some of the nation’s top blue-ribbon fly-fishing opportunities.


flow management.

The Bighorn River Alliance is an active advocate for sustainable river flows.


agriculture & the river.

The Bighorn River is an important resource for local farms and ranches. 


tribal outreach.

The Bighorn River Alliance works to connect Crow youth to their watershed.


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