Who We Are
Northern Plains is a grassroots conservation and family agriculture group that organizes Montanans to protect our water quality, family farms and ranches, and unique quality of life.
Our mission is to protect Montana’s greatest assets: the quality of our natural resources, the character and viability of family-based agriculture, and the ability of citizens to shape the public policies that affect our land, our water, and our lives so that we may pass them on, unimpaired, to future generations.
Northern Plains' Vision
We are from the plains and mountains, cities and towns. We are everyday Montanans who love where we live. We stand up, shoulder-to-shoulder, to protect this place we all call home.
We believe that true prosperity begins with healthy land, water, and air. We believe that our families, farms, ranches, schools, businesses, governments, and communities thrive when we are good stewards of these resources. We believe that if we look beyond our fences, listen to one another, and keep our minds open, we will find creative solutions to secure a clean, healthful environment for all.
We are working toward a future where we live in harmony with nature, where our economy serves the people rather than the people serving the economy, where neighbors work side-by-side to build a world that lives up to our ideals of fairness, inclusion, and justice.
To create this future, we must act now. The actions we take today will determine the world that our children and grandchildren inherit. Working together, right now, we can ensure true prosperity for generations to come.
Board of Directors
Members of the Northern Plains Board of Directors are elected by the membership annually. The Board meets six times a year.
Meet our team of talented and dedicated professionals – they are the best and brightest around!
Welcome to Home on the Range! We purchased and renovated this building in 2006 to be the first LEED platinum building in Montana.
Careers & Internships
Since 1972, Northern Plains has been helping Montana citizens organize to protect water quality, family farms and ranches, and our unique quality of life. Our dedicated team has a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, but we are all committed to fighting for the things that matter most to our members.
85% of Northern Plains’ spending is directed to our Montana organizing activities
Northern Plains Resource Council is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions – including memberships, bequests, and other donations – are tax deductible.
Our federal identification number is 81-0367205.
Northern Plains was issued a Certificate of Incorporation by the Montana Secretary of State on September 22, 1972.