Sometimes you just need to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty for conservation. On a recent wintry day in Jackson (WY), GYC joined with the Bridger-Teton Wilderness Crew and the Teton Conservation District to install a bear box at the Atherton Creek Campground.
The grizzly bear’s amazing comeback has prompted the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to propose taking grizzly bears off the endangered species list and shifting bear management to the states of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. Not so fast. The process is a mess, and the plans are missing critical pieces. Comment today and speak out for grizzly bears!
In Greater Yellowstone, healthy rivers equal thriving fisheries and robust wildlife populations. Clean waters also help bolster a $6 billion recreation economy. With the region’s ecology and economy tied so closely together, impacts to one resource ripple out to all others. That’s why GYC is working with local business owners to protect more than 500 miles of Montana’s rivers north of Yellowstone National Park. You can help!
Though I’ve driven south on Idaho’s Hwy 33 in Teton Valley (ID) thousands of times, on a recent morning I took particular notice of the Palisades Range straddling the Idaho-Wyoming border. In an hour I’d be flying over the Range to better understand why it’s critical to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.