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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States L2 Landing Page Tabs

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Date published: September 27, 2007
Status: Completed

Boulder River Study Area | USGS Abandoned Mine Lands Initiative

This is a section of the USGS Abandoned Mine Lands Initative (AMLI) site.

Boulder River Watershed, Montana Study Area

Date published: March 4, 2007
Status: Completed

Headwaters Province - Idaho and Montana: Earth Science Studies in Support of Public Policy Development and Land Stewardship

The Headwaters Province project provided geoscience data and interpretations to the Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMA) that were basic to sound policy and land-stewardship practices. 

Date published: April 28, 2006
Status: Completed

Microorganisms Degrade MTBE Even at Winter Ground-Water Temperatures

Shallow ground waters in northern climates often have temperatures below 10° Celsius (C) [50° Fahrenheit (F)] during the winter season. The ability of microorganisms to degrade contaminants under these conditions has long been questioned by the scientific community because microbial activity often decreases with decreasing temperatures and because rates of biodegradation typically are assumed...

Date published: October 19, 2005
Status: Completed

Multidisciplinary Approach to Remediating Watersheds Contaminated from Abandoned Mine Lands

Since the late 1990s, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has conducted an Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Initiative. The initiative provides technical assistance to support actions by Federal Land Management Agencies in the U.S. Department of the Interior and the...

Date published: November 15, 2001
Status: Archived

SAGEMAP

A GIS Database for Sage-grouse and Shrubsteppe Management in the Intermountain West

Contacts: Steven E Hanser
Date published: October 1, 2001
Status: Completed

Water-Quality Sampling at Five Hydrologic Benchmark Stations in the Western United States

The Hydrologic Benchmark Network (HBN) was established in 1963 to provide  Swiftwater Creek, MT long-term measurements of streamflow and water quality in areas of the United States that are minimally affected by human activities. Historically, the HBN has used a fixed-interval sampling strategy, however other more robust sampling strategies are now available. Trend networks, for example, can...

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An oil well on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation
July 17, 2013

An oil well on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation

An oil well on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation

Blackfeet Environmental Office personnel take a groundwater-level measurement on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation
January 20, 2013

Blackfeet Environmental Office personnel take a groundwater-level meas

Blackfeet Environmental Office personnel take a groundwater-level measurement on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation

Boulder Glacier - Terminus - 2012
December 31, 2012

Boulder Glacier - Terminus - 2012

Boulder Glacier - Terminus - 2012

Image: Montana Ultrasound
June 14, 2012

Montana Ultrasound

A large male pallid sturgeon captured by the USGS on the Yellowstone River is scanned with a portable ultrasound device to determine if it is “ripe” and ready to reproduce.

Headwaters of Clear Creek, Lower Clark Fork watershed
June 11, 2012

Headwaters of Clear Creek, Lower Clark Fork watershed

Headwaters of Clear Creek, Lower Clark Fork watershed

January 30, 2012

Mange in Wolves of Yellowstone National Park

This video describes USGS research utilizing remote thermal imaging cameras to study the extent and impact of mange on wolves in Yellowstone National Park.

Wetland at Medicine Lake NWR
November 1, 2011

Salt-tolerant Salicornia Rubra in wetland at Medicine Lake NWR

Wetland at Medicine Lake National Wildflie Refuge. Salt-tolerant Salicornia Rubra (saltwort or pickleweed) in foreground.
 

Wetland at Medicine Lake NWR
November 1, 2011

Wetland at Medicine Lake NWR

Wetland at Medicine Lake NWR

Flaring shale gas with full moon at Medicine Lake NWR.
November 1, 2011

Flaring shale gas with full moon at Medicine Lake NWR.

Flaring shale gas with full moon at Medicine Lake NWR.

USGS hydrologist Rod Caldwell observed by cows at O'Fallon Creek near Mildred, Montana
October 26, 2011

USGS hydrologist Rod Caldwell observed by cows at O'Fallon Creek near

USGS hydrologist Rod Caldwell observed by cows at O'Fallon Creek near Mildred, Montana

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.

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