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The Lower Yellowstone River Coalition's Vision


The Yellowstone is the longest free flowing river in the lower 48 states and one of our most cherished natural wonders. It’s also one of eastern Montana’s most underutilized resources. While the upper section in the Paradise Valley is a popular recreational destination, river recreation essentially stops east of Billings. 

Community leaders and economic development experts across eastern Montana have all reached the same conclusion: more public access opportunities and public facilities like boat ramps, public restrooms, parks, and hiking trails in eastern Montana would be good for locals and attract more visitors. It’s time to prioritize our rural communities in eastern Montana, and invest in the Lower Yellowstone River corridor.


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We're proud to support the recommendations provided by the Lower Yellowstone River Corridor Advisory Committee, and we hope you'll add your support.


The recommendations are achievable, practical, broadly supported, and within the budget provided by the Legislature, and we invite you to sign this open letter to encourage Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to pursue them. 

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