PO Box 239

Emigrant, MT 59027


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© 2016 Upper Yellowstone Watershed Group


Our mission involves "doing" not just "talking". Our members work on actual projects both big and small. We call them "community science" projects as we always try to make decisions based on the best available data, or help generate that data where it doesn't exist.


Our mission for every project is: 

  • Clearly defined project mission and goals

  • Communicate scientific findings back to participants so that they can see their individual contribution as part of the big picture of project results.

  • Focus on local project activities, affirming that a sense of place is important to our volunteers.

  • Focus on our social interactions as a central part of project activities, by doing hands-on, citizen science projects combined with high-quality scientific activity that builds both knowledge and social relationships.

We have multiple projects that our various stakeholders are working on, including the following:

  • RiverNET: AI-powered IoT technology for monitoring water quantity and quality, to alert citizens of water safety and health issues, and to manage sustainable fisheries that contribute to our tourism-based economy.

  • LandNET: AI-powered IoT monitoring technology for soil and vegetative monitoring, to provide rangeland and forest users best practices for their profits, people and the environment.

  • WildNET: AI-powered IoT monitoring for predator and livestock/human conflict, to provide non-lethal deterrents.

If you have ideas for other projects in Paradise Valley that support our mission statement, we would love to support them! Send us information via the form below.