Great news for grizzly bears! Montana’s wildlife commission recently voted *not* to hold grizzly bear hunts in 2018.
National Geographic Young Explorer Louise Johns partnered with us to document range riding on two of Greater Yellowstone's working landscapes: southwest Montana’s Centennial Valley, and the Tom Miner Basin just north of Yellowstone National Park.
Prominent fly-fishing magazines this winter have been covering our fight to keep job-killing gold mines away from the Yellowstone River. We couldn't be more pleased that these publications are highlighting this issue -- it's critical that every angler who fishes the Yellowstone knows what's at stake.
We’re recommending that 645 miles of streams and rivers in southwest Montana be protected from dams and other industrial development by the Forest Service. Imagine walking from the Space Needle in Seattle to the GYC office in Bozeman – eight hours a day for a month – and you’ll be imagining the 645 river miles we’re asking Montana’s Custer Gallatin National Forest to keep as they are.
Great news! After 18 months of work, we and our 35+ partners in and around the Montana resort town of Big Sky are celebrating the release of a plan that will make sure the Gallatin River and area streams stay cold and get cleaner. And GYC is looking forward to our group’s next step: a binding agreement.
Save the date for Our Shared Place: The Present and Future of Recreation in Greater Yellowstone, a symposium co-hosted by Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Montana State University on April 23-24. Join us. This is your chance to help come up with solutions as we start to figure out how we maintain access to our lands and waters, and also keep the lands, waters, and wildlife of Greater Yellowstone in good shape.