Protection of Yellowstone River

Number: 1975-22


WHEREAS, the Yellowstone River is of vital importance to Montana and the Nation as a free-flowing stream which produces high quality water for agricultural, recreational, and municipal and industrial purposes; and

WHEREAS, the value of the Yellowstone River and its watershed would be diminished greatly if the free-flowing character of the stream is altered;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Wildlife Federation, in annual convention assembled March 14-16, 1975, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hereby recommends that the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, Department of the Interior, initiate studies and develop recommendations for the preservation of suitable portions of the Yellowstone as a wild or scenic river free of impoundments or other developments.