VICTORY! Interior Department extends temporary timeout on Yellowstone mining for 20 years

VICTORY! Interior Department extends temporary timeout on Yellowstone mining for 20 years

Victory! Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke extended the temporary timeout on mining at Yellowstone’s northern gateway today for another 20 years, giving us a critical safety net to work with Montana’s Congressional delegation to pass a bill that will keep mines away from Yellowstone, forever.

Yellowstone bill clears House, Senate committees

Yellowstone bill clears House, Senate committees

A bill that will keep gold mining away from some 30,000 acres of our public lands at Yellowstone’s northern gateway has cleared two committee hurdles in both the House and the Senate in the past 10 days. This is great news! The Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act is now one step closer to becoming law after these hearings.

Ruby Valley tour showcases collaboration of ranchers and nonprofits around public lands

Ruby Valley tour showcases collaboration of ranchers and nonprofits around public lands

On a smoky August 24, over 40 people met at the Madison County fairgrounds to tour ranches in Montana’s Ruby Valley and learn how ranchers are taking care of their land for future generations. The focus was on the important connection between private and public lands to meet our shared conservation goals.

GYC, Idaho Fish and Game team up to protect people and grizzly bears in Teton Valley

GYC, Idaho Fish and Game team up to protect people and grizzly bears in Teton Valley

Every summer, Teton Valley Trails and Pathways hosts the WYDAHO Rendezvous Teton Bike Festival, an annual fundraising event that brings hundreds of mountain bikers to Teton Valley.  We thought this would be a great opportunity to provide our mountain biking friends with a fun and educational experience that not only protects them, but also our local grizzly bears: The mechanical charging bear we call the Charger!

GYC, Forest Service cap $1 million, five-year project to keep bears alive and people safe

 GYC, Forest Service cap $1 million, five-year project to keep bears alive and people safe

Millions of visitors who camp and picnic in National Forests in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem can sleep a bit more soundly this summer, knowing that Forest Service campgrounds are being bearproofed - updated with bear-safe bear boxes that keep bears wild and people safe.

Guest blog: Montanan Daniel Anderson writes about new film highlighting the fight for the Yellowstone

Guest blog: Montanan Daniel Anderson writes about new film highlighting the fight for the Yellowstone

Guest blogger Daniel Anderson is a third-generation Montanan in Paradise Valley who's been  featured in Last Call: Our Fight for the Yellowstone. The short film is about the local community's response to two proposed gold mines at Yellowstone's gateway.