About the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument
Stewarded by Friends of the Missouri Breaks 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
Durango, Colo. (April 26, 2017) – In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on the review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act, the Conservation Lands Foundation issued the following statement from John Wallin, Acting Executive Director: “This “review” of national monuments is a waste of time and money. … read more
Early this year Friends of Missouri Breaks National Monument in Montana posted a photo of two people in a canoe, along with one of greatest job announcements we’ve ever seen: “This could be you! We’re hiring two seasonal Tree Caretakers to canoe the Wild and Scenic Missouri River and water … read more
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