It was a pleasure to work with such competent and enthusiastic personnel from the Gallatin River Task Force on the water quality and aquatic habitat monitoring that we conducted during and after the spill at the YC (Yellowstone Club) in 2016. Their staff dovetailed right into our field teams with no qualms or hesitations and helped us to collect quality data. While none of us want another spill to happen, I do look forward to collaborating with the Task Force on other projects and consider their staff a valuable asset to the Gallatin River and the Big Sky community in general.
Community Water Quality Monitoring Program
Our intrepid volunteers have braved cold, high water, and blazing sun to build a record of chemical and physical indicators of watershed health since 2000. The Task Force and partners use this monitoring data to evaluate the health of the Upper Gallatin River Watershed, identify spatial and temporal trends, and to assess episodic events. In addition, our data guides restoration project planning and evaluates the successes and failures of these projects.
Upper Gallatin Watershed TMDL Study
Upper Gallatin Watershed Restoration Plan
Yellowstone Club Spill