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Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument is the 501(c)(3) friends group of 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.

The Monument is one of the crown jewels of the National Conservation Lands. The Monument is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and is public land that belongs to all Americans.

The Friends were established in 2001. We’re the only locally based advocacy group working to protect the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. The Friends aim to protect and preserve the Monument by:

  • Educating the public
  • Advocating for responsible access and environmentally responsible uses
  • Supporting groups and agencies that protect and restore the Monument

Recent Posts

Read our summer newsletter!

Our summer newsletter is out!

Please click on the link below to read about:

  • The results of our amazing field season — more than 121 miles of river and coulees walked in a bid to remove invasive salt cedar from the Monument.
  • What we’re doing to protect our wild prairies – thanks to you!
  • Upcoming events, including National Public Lands Day, and our first-ever hosting of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Lewistown in October.

Friends newsletter summer 2014

Our members got the early-bird special — a paper copy of the newsletter mailed to them a few weeks ago. If you’d like the same, as well as that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting a mighty little group like the Friends, please click here to join the Friends today. Thanks for all you do!

– Beth Kampschror, Executive Director

  1. Friends to host Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Lewistown Oct. 10 Leave a reply
  2. Salt Cedar Volunteer Days – July 22, 23 and August 11 Leave a reply
  3. Friends to pull salt cedar from Monument Leave a reply
  4. Friends join historic preservation group on the Missouri River Leave a reply
  5. Update from the Breaks Leave a reply
  6. Celebrating our newest nat’l monument! Leave a reply
  7. Spring greenup and river cleanup Leave a reply
  8. Our spring newsletter is out! 1 Reply
  9. Lessons from a River Leave a reply