Does the Brood Abide? The Restoration of Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout in Montana

Does the Brood Abide? The Restoration of Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout in Montana

Habitat degradation and fragmentation, as well as competition and hybridization with non-native trout have greatly imperiled Westslope cutthroat trout. Greater Yellowstone Coalition is committed to restoring native trout populations where possible, and ensuring both wild and native trout have clean, healthy waters and habitats.

(Photo Jonny Armstrong/USGS)

Statewide Support for Wildlife Conservation License Plates

Statewide Support for Wildlife Conservation License Plates

As we all know, Wyoming is a rural state connected by extensive roads that we all travel to conduct business, recreate, and stay connected with friends and family. And if you drive these roads regularly, there is a good chance that you may hit an animal one day - and likely know someone who already has. 

Understanding sheep ranching on public lands at Shear and Shred

Understanding sheep ranching on public lands at Shear and Shred

We visited our rancher friend, John Helle, at his annual wool harvesting event Shear and Shred. It was a great opportunity to see firsthand how ranchers need public land access to thrive. That’s why we’re a part of the Ruby Valley Strategic Alliance, a coalition of ranchers and nonprofits dedicated to long-term conservation on the Ruby Valley landscape.

Celebrating the ten year anniversary of the Snake River Wild and Scenic Designation

Celebrating the ten year anniversary of the Snake River Wild and Scenic Designation

How quickly a decade can flow by! This August will mark ten years since we celebrated the passage of the Craig Thomas Snake Headwaters Legacy Act. This act of congress – which GYC is proud to have played a role in passing- added the headwaters of the Snake River and 12 of its most pristine tributaries in northwestern Wyoming to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Kudos to Yellowstone for Sharing its Priorities

Kudos to Yellowstone for Sharing its Priorities

It’s hard to get too excited about strategic planning, but as a road map toward future goals a plan is a critical piece of work, especially when it’s for a place as important and beloved as Yellowstone National Park. Earlier this month, the park released its five strategic priorities that will guide its short- and long-term decision making. We applaud Superintendent Cam Sholly for sharing the park’s priorities so widely and transparently.

Let's Build Wildlife Crossings so Jackson Hole Moose can Cross the Highway

Let's Build Wildlife Crossings so Jackson Hole Moose can Cross the Highway

We’ve all seen too many dead animals on the side of the road. Just this past week our community witnessed two young moose that were hit and killed at the intersection of Wyoming highways 22 and 390.

In Teton County it is estimated that over 500 animals a year are killed on our roads. A history of development within wildlife habitat has left land cross-sectioned with roads, creating a danger for our wildlife and for ourselves and our families. In Wyoming, 1 in 5 collisions involve wildlife, 1 in 50 collisions with injuries involve wildlife, and 1 in 100 fatal collisions involve wildlife. These are real dangers for the safety of our highways, but the good news is they are largely preventable.

Photo Jackson Hole EcoTours