About Us

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit established in 2001 to support the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument – where the wild and scenic Missouri River flows through nearly half-a-million acres of central Montana prairies and badlands.
Our mission is to protect and preserve the Monument by educating the public, advocating for responsible access and environmentally responsible uses, and to support groups and agencies that protect and restore the Monument.


FMB relies on donations from people like you to complete our mission. Whether it is planting cottonwood trees, hiring seasonal stewards, organizing letter writing campaigns, or developing STEM education, your donations provide the support needed to advance our efforts. Click below to make a donation to FMB.

Get Involved

The work that the Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument (FMB) does wouldn’t be possible without the support of our members and volunteers. Whether it is planting cottonwood trees along the Missouri River, creating adult education workshops, or advocating for the proper management of the monument, we couldn’t do it without your support. Learn more about how you can get involved with FMB.

Happy 20th Anniversary!

The monument was created on January 17th, 2001. Twenty years later, it's still standing tall thanks to the hard work of so many. In 2021, we're going to celebrate all of that hard work and success! We hope you'll join us at events and activities throughout the year!

Tune In Tuesdays with the Friends

This winter and early spring, the Friends will be hosting virtual discussions with experts on many facets of the monument's history, ecology, management, and more. There is so much to learn about the monument, this is just the start of a new push towards education for the Friends. We hope you will join us as we sit down and talk with some of the monument's most knowledgeable community members.

The Breaks

The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument comprises 375,000 acres of public land in central Montana. It is part of the nation’s system of National Conservation Lands administered by the BLM. The National Conservation Lands include approximately 27 million acres of National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness Areas, Wilderness Study Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Scenic and Historic Trails. These lands hold a spectacular array of plant life, wildlife, unique geological features, endless recreational opportunities and significant historical and cultural values.


Find out what the current happening are with the Friends by checking out our most current newsletter. You can expect to find a new edition of the Friends' newsletter every spring, summer, and fall.


Contact Us

Do you have questions or comments about what we are doing?
We would love to hear from you!

Phone: (406) 310 9572

Mailing Address: PO Box 1932 Helena, MT 59624


FMB is proud to provide opportunities for volunteers to give back to public lands through stewardship events within the Upper Missouri River Breaks Monument, and we are regularly found throughout Montana promoting recreation and raising awareness for the Monument.