About the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument

Stewarded by Friends of the Missouri Breaks National Monument

The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument is nearly 370,000 acres of central Montana prairies and badlands, with 149 miles of Wild and Scenic Missouri River flowing through it. Here, colorful sandstone canyons meet the river then rise up to a seemingly limitless prairie full of life; bighorn sheep and elk graze along the river, antelope roam through a rippling sea of grass and sage grouse still return to their leks for the ritual mating dance. These lands have remained largely the same since Lewis and Clark came through in 1805 and described “scenes of visionary enchantment” along the Missouri.

From the blog

  • 10.15.13

    Janet Moreland is Speaking at the 2013 Friends Grassroots Network Rendezvous in Bend, OR

    A few weeks ago we leaked the news that one of our featured speakers at the Friends Grassroots Rendezvous in Bend, Oregon will be Janet Moreland–kayaker, educator and first woman to paddle the entire length of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.  We couldn’t be prouder to have Janet agree to … read more

  • 08.20.13

    Fun(d)raising in Montana!

    Congratulations to Beth Kampschror and Nikki Lister at Friends of the Missouri Breaks for a fun, successful and unusual fundraiser! No matter what role you play in your Friends group, scheming about new, creative and effective ways to raise unrestricted dollars is probably never from your thoughts. And opportunities to … read more

  • 02.14.13

    Big sky, bigger adventures in Montana

    The National Geographic Traveler editors included the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument as one of 2013’s must-see places. This is what they had to say about this part of our National Conservation Lands: “It still contains the “scenes of visionary enchantment” the explorers found in 1805, where rugged sandstone … read more