UMOWA Annual Meeting

UMOWA will hold their 2017 annual meeting June 17.  Free food, good company, and information about the current state of the Missouri River will be provided. Once again Rocky and Chris will be Barbequing so you know the food will be good.  While we have not finalized the program yet you know that we will be providing some important information on the current state of the Missouri.

This year we will also be adding an auction so you will have a chance to buy some art or maybe a guided trip.  Who knows what surprises we will come up with for the auction.

Mark the date on your calendar.  Don’t miss the chance for good times, and good food, with good friends not to mention a chance to show your support for a good cause.  See you there.

2016 Bug Study Available

UMOWA has the results of the 2016 macroinvertabrate study on the Missouri ready for those interested in the current conditions of the insect population. Even if you do not want to get down into the aquatic weeds of the study the executive summary is required reading for everyone concerned about the Missouri River bug hatches

Please Click Here to read it

April 20th Press Release

The Upper Missouri Watershed Alliance (UMOWA) would like to invite the public to the annual members meeting and barbecue to be held April 29th 2016 at the Craig fire hall in Craig Montana.  Rocky Harbor of the Deerborn Ranch will be barbecuing with the serving to begin at 6:00.  The program will start at 7:00

Speaking on the program will be Dave Stagliano who will give a rundown on UMOWA’s  2015 Aquatic bug sampling project.  He will also provide a look at the 2016 bug project which will expand into a water sampling project as well.

Craig McLane from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP) will talk about aquatic plants and invasive species in the Missouri River.  UMOWA is planning to implement a plant sampling program for 2016 with the support of FWP.

Filling out the program will be the annual fisheries shocking and fish count report for the Missouri river from Holter Dam to Cascade and the state of the Canyon Ferry Fishery.  This is always a highlight of the program as it will give us an idea of what to expect of the fishery for the coming year.

On Saturday the 30th we will be giving a bug and water sampling demonstration.  That will be a chance for you to get some hands on experience.  For more information for either the meeting or the sampling demonstration call 406-431-5084

This region of Montana is proud to be home of one of the most unique and productive natural resources in America.  This event will give you a chance to show your support for the preservation and improvement of the Missouri river.