Welcome to the Montana Watershed Coordination Council’s Water Monitoring Resources Page. The MWCC Water Committee led the development of this centralized hub, which includes information about Montana’s water monitoring programs as well as other resources relevant to watershed monitoring work.
In the Monitoring Directory, you can search for water monitoring programs statewide based on criteria including type of monitoring and objectives. You can also find contact information for the organizations leading these programs.
The Monitoring Library provides over 200 trusted resources relevant to watershed monitoring work, including tools for starting your own monitoring program.
Volunteer monitoring groups can use these webpages to identify other groups doing similar work or to find technical guidance. Additional support for volunteer monitoring groups in Montana is available through the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Montana State University Extension Water Quality, and the Flathead Lake Biological Station’s Monitoring Montana Waters Program.
The MWCC Water Committee led the development of these resources. A special thank you to Katie Makarowski (MWCC Water Monitoring Workgroup Lead) and Adam Sigler (MWCC Water Committee Chair) for foundational work on this project.
Thank you to our funding partners, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, MSU Extension Water Quality, and the Montana Department of Natural Resources Conservation.