Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research
Social and Behavioral Sciences
The purpose of this study was to start a monitoring system for river use in Montana. The Upper Yellowstone River was used to explore monitoring methods and to provide a baseline of use as the pilot study for other Montana waterways. The Upper Yellowstone River was monitored via intercept surveys at fishing access sites (FAS), observation of users at FASs, and recording of types and number of river users floating past the FASs in a 30 mile stretch from Emigrant to Livingston. In addition, cameras were mounted at five private property sites to assess river use floating by. Camera data will be analyzed in a separate report.
This study was funded by the Lodging Facility Use Tax; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the Upper Yellowstone Watershed Group.
Upper Yellowstone River, Fishing Access Site
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Nickerson, Norma P. and Grau, Kara, "Upper Yellowstone River Monitoring" (2020). Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications. 415.