Category: Madison Stream Team

Volunteer water quality monitoring is the focus of the Madison Stream Team, a group of local citizens trained to collect water quality data on local streams. The initial training was held in June 2010, with experienced staff from the Montana State University Extension Water Quality program and the Montana Watercourse leading the 2 day session. Members of the Madison Stream Team collect data on several local streams identified as impaired by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. Team members contributed 24 volunteer days collecting data, with the results compiled in the Madison Stream Team Report for 2010. The report is available at the bottom of the page.

State of the Water

Join us for a presentation on the health of our streams in the Madison watershed, and learn about the local monitoring efforts that are helping us better understand the conditions of these waterways. Additionally, participate in a discussion about the Madison Watershed Restoration Plan, and learn about the opportunities our community has to protect and …

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The Dirt on Clean Water

Maybe you’ve heard of a “TMDL.” Or perhaps you’ve heard of the stream monitoring that has been done in recent years by groups like the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) or the Madison Stream Team. Whether any of this is familiar to you, or not, I’d like to take this opportunity to explain what …

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Madison Stream Team 2015 Training

We can’t make good decisions without good information, and we can’t collect good information without all of the hard work from our Madison Stream Team members! Each summer, a group of community members volunteer their time to collect information about the health of our streams in the Madison Valley. Last year, these 17 members spent …

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The Health of our Streams

The Madison Watershed encompasses 1.64 million acres, all of which drains snowmelt and rainwater into a number of streams that lead into the Madison River. From Yellowstone National Park to the Tobacco Roots, and from the Madison Range to the Gravellies, every piece of the landscape makes an impression on our streams and rivers.  There …

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MST Mid-Season Report

As the days get shorter and the kids go back to school, it’s clear that summer is coming to an end across Madison County, but that doesn’t mean that the Madison Stream Team season is over. We’ll continue to monitor conditions on our streams through September, and then the real work begins…the computer work, that …

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