Wilderness Study Area Monitoring
Does hiking around in the UMRBNM for a few hours sound like fun? Do you like to observe nature and record your findings? Are you good at identifying wildlife and birds? If the answer to those questions is yes, then join FMB staff for a volunteer day in the Dog Creek Wilderness Study Area.
Registration for WSA Monitoring has now closed.
River Cleanup for Nat’l Public Lands Day
Want to celebrate National Public Lands Day out on the water? Feel the satisfaction of digging old tires out of the mud? See spiny softshell turtles slipping into the water or golden eagles soaring against the Black Bluffs? Then join us on Saturday, September 28th for a river cleanup. Come for the trash, stay for the BBQ.
Space is limited! Register here: https://forms.gle/qWkUxMTGWuDXYkhM7
2019 Cottonwood Planting
Without the plains cottonwood, much of what makes the Breaks an ecologically rich place would not be possible, and because of this the cottonwood is truly a keystone species within the monument’s entire ecosystem. If you want to make an impact and plant the next generation of trees, come out on October 19th in the UMRBNM.
Register here: https://forms.gle/M5x5eqZQbzaP3Seq6
Volunteering with FMB is a fun and easy way to support the Monument and our organization. Our volunteers are critical in our ability to achieve on-the-ground results. Sign up today to join a community of people passionate about public lands, and to receive notices about upcoming volunteer events as well as updates on our recent accomplishments.
EVENT AND VOLUNTEER CALENDER
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.
Our largest volunteer event is focused around our Cottonwood Restoration Project. For the past five years, Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument and the Bureau of Land Management have held annual planting events, with the outcome of 600 cottonwood trees planted along the banks of the Missouri River. Cottonwoods provide the area with greater species richness and are directly correlated with the overall biodiversity of the entire Monument. Without the plains cottonwood, much of what makes the Breaks an ecologically rich place would not be possible, and because of this the cottonwood is truly a keystone species within the monument’s entire ecosystem. Due to changed flood regimes, cottonwoods along the Wild and Scenic designated stretch of the Missouri River are no longer regenerating at a sustainable rate. Thus the need for the project in helping establish a new generation of cottonwoods. Click the button below for a more in-depth look via an interactive map on the project.