Unified Interior Regions

Montana

Welcome to the Midwest Region! Our region includes 18 Science Centers in 11 States from the Great Lakes to the Dakotas, south to Missouri and Kentucky. Our streamgage network is used to monitor and assess water resources across the region. Other research focuses on fisheries and aquatic ecosystems, midcontinental plant/animal species, invasive species, wildlife disease, and energy and mining.

Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK)

Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK)

Scientists from the Center work in the northern Rocky Mountains and across the U.S. Many work throughout the world on issues as diverse as global climate change, aquatic ecology, wildlife diseases, bison ecology, and large carnivores.

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Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center

Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center

The Water Science Center's hydrologists, engineers, geospatial analysts, hydrologic technicians, geologists, and support staff work to provide hydrologic data and interpretive studies.

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Blackfoot Glacier in Glacier National Park - 2009
December 31, 2009

Blackfoot Glacier in Glacier National Park - 2009

Blackfoot Glacier in Glacier National Park - 2009

Snowpack-sampling pit near Daisy Pass, Montana
November 30, 2009

Snowpack-sampling pit near Daisy Pass, Montana

Snowpack-sampling pit near Daisy Pass, Montana

Groundwater/surface water monitoring network at the Smith River above Mud Springs Creek
September 11, 2009

Groundwater/surface water monitoring network at the Smith River above

Groundwater/surface water monitoring network at the Smith River above Mud Springs Creek

Blackfoot-Jackson 2009 color
September 2, 2009

Blackfoot-Jackson 2009 color

Blackfoot-Jackson 2009 color

Lakes: Hidden Lake, Montana
August 19, 2009

Lakes are temporary storage places for water moving in the water cycle

Lakes are an important component of the natural water cycle

A lake really is just another component of Earth's surface water. A lake is where surface-water runoff and groundwater seepage have accumulated in a low spot, relative to the surrounding countryside.  A lake really is just another component of Earth's 

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Workers stand in bottom of deep snowpit at Noisy Basin, Montana
February 26, 2009

Workers stand in bottom of deep snowpit at Noisy Basin, Montana

Workers stand in bottom of deep snowpit at Noisy Basin, Montana

Workers do avalanche stress test in snowpit at Noisy Basin, Montana
February 26, 2009

Workers do avalanche stress test in snowpit at Noisy Basin, Montana

Workers do avalanche stress test in snowpit at Noisy Basin, Montana

Field blank collection at snowpack-sampling site at Noisy Basin, Montana
February 26, 2009

Field blank collection at snowpack-sampling site at Noisy Basin, Monta

Field blank collection at snowpack-sampling site at Noisy Basin, Montana

Location of Smith River watershed, Montana
December 31, 2008

Location of Smith River watershed, Montana

Location of Smith River watershed, Montana

September 16, 2008

Status of Grizzly Bears in Northwest Montana

The size and distribution of grizzly bear populations in northwest Montana has just been released by the USGS, so research biologist Kate Kendall bring us up to speed on the findings.

Drilling a 940 foot deep test well near White Sulphur Springs, Montana
September 12, 2008

Drilling a 940 foot deep test well near White Sulphur Springs, Montana

Drilling a 940 foot deep test well near White Sulphur Springs, Montana

USGS CoreCast
April 9, 2008

3 to 4.3 Billion Barrels of Oil in North Dakota and Montana

The USGS has determined that the Bakken Formation, in North Dakota and Montana, has 25 times more technically recoverable oil than was estimated in the USGS's 1995 assessment. We sit down with USGS scientists Brenda Pierce and Rich Pollastro to learn more.

Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK)

Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK)

Scientists from the Center work in the northern Rocky Mountains and across the U.S. Many work throughout the world on issues as diverse as global climate change, aquatic ecology, wildlife diseases, bison ecology, and large carnivores.

Go to NOROCK

Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center

Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center

The Water Science Center's hydrologists, engineers, geospatial analysts, hydrologic technicians, geologists, and support staff work to provide hydrologic data and interpretive studies.

Go to Center