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The following are participants in the Upper Basin in the recovery of pallid sturgeon.

Federal Agencies

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Geological Survey

Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

South Dakota Fish and Wildlife Coop Unit

Western Area Power Administration Northern Great Plains Region

State Agencies

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

North Dakota Game and Fish Department

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Private Entities

Northwestern Energy

Media Works

Miller Ecological Consultants

Montana Aquatic Resources Services (MARS)

MARS logo

The Upper Basin Pallid Sturgeon Working Group and Governing Board and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are partnering with Montana Aquatic Resources Services (MARS), a Montana nonprofit, in conserving key habitats for Pallid Sturgeon through channel migration easements and other habitat restoration in the lower Yellowstone River of Montana.  MARS is on the web at montanaaquaticresources.org.  


Montana State University

South Dakota State University

Southern Illinois University