Idaho

GYC and Idaho Fish and Game team up again to protect sportsmen and wildlife across Idaho

GYC and Idaho Fish and Game team up again to protect sportsmen and wildlife across Idaho

The Idaho Sportsmen Show attracts thousands of guides, outfitters, and sportsmen of all kinds from across the Pacific Northwest to the Expo Idaho center in Boise each year.  Among this year’s crowds, demos, and displays, you could find GYC and Idaho Fish and Game teaming up to bring a fun and educational experience to event attendees: the Idaho Fish and Game bear education trailer and the United State Forest Service’s mechanical bear – the Charger!

Help protect wintering wildlife and Don’t Poach the Powder

Help protect wintering wildlife and Don’t Poach the Powder

As much as I look forward to hitting my beloved backcountry runs, I know this is also a really hard time for wintering wildlife like bighorn sheep, deer, elk, and moose.  Popular canyon spots on the west side of the Tetons (including Fox, Darby, and Teton Canyon) are important areas for wintering wildlife and will be closing to winter recreation on Thanksgiving – except for travel on designated routes.  And I’m okay with that, because there are lots of other places I can ski. 

GYC supports wildlife crossings on Targhee Pass

GYC supports wildlife crossings on Targhee Pass

Every fall, two of Yellowstone’s nine main elk herds move from their summer range in Yellowstone National Park to their winter range outside of the Park. Both herds need to cross U.S. Highway 20 - one of the busiest thoroughfares to Yellowstone - through Island Park, Idaho, to get there.

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 hosts symposium on future of Greater Yellowstone recreation, conservation

GYC hosts symposium on future of Greater Yellowstone recreation, conservation

Some 250 people packed the room at Montana State University earlier this week at our two-day symposium that started a groundbreaking conversation on how we can balance growing recreation in Greater Yellowstone with the need to protect its lands, waters, and wildlife.