Education and Outreach Projects
Community Education and Outreach
For years, the Task Force has partnered with Ophir Elementary educators to inspire the next generation of river stewards. Our education programs include raising trout from egg to fingerling in the classroom and monitoring water quality with students in nearby rivers and streams. In recent years, we have expanded our watershed awareness programs for professionals. Recent examples include storm water management during construction, realtor continuing education, and watershed restoration for water resource professionals.
Campaigns to Protect Water Resources
Small, simple behavior changes have huge impacts on water quality. Properly maintaining your septic system, landscaping with the river in mind, and cleaning your boat or waders after each use will protect the Gallatin from excess nutrients, harmful chemicals, and aquatic invasive species. Check out our educational resources and learn how you can lead a trout-friendly life.
Hooked on the Gallatin: Youth Fly Fishing Camp
Fly fishing is a lifelong activity, which can be used as a powerful tool for educating students about river ecology and water quality. The Task Force and Big Sky Community Organization started a youth fly fishing camp to provide an affordable opportunity for Big Sky locals and visitors to learn to fly fish. The mission of the Hooked on the Gallatin: Youth Fly Fishing Camp is to inspire a lifelong passion for fly fishing and river conservation.