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Chronicle column: Gallatin Forest Partnership: A path forward for our wild backyard

Chronicle column: Gallatin Forest Partnership: A path forward for our wild backyard

You have the chance to help determine the future of our wild backyard for the next 30 years.

We are lucky to call the Gallatin and Madison mountains home. They provide abundant wildlife, clean drinking water, and wild trails – but for how much longer? Between skyrocketing populations and a changing landscape, these constants of mountain living are starting to look a lot less certain. Now the Custer Gallatin National Forest’s management plan is up for its once-in-a-generation revision, giving us our chance to secure our mountains’ future.

Help protect wildlife habitat

Help protect wildlife habitat

The 3.3 million acre Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in southwest Montana is a sprawling wild landscape that is home to wolverines, grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, and elk. The long, harsh winter season in this rugged region challenges the ability of many species to survive. To give animals the best chance to thrive, we are working to reduce human pressure on critical winter range and other important habitats.

America's First National Forest, Protected!

America’s first national forest, the Shoshone, covers more than 2.5 million acres on the eastern side of Yellowstone National Park. It has some of the finest wild lands and wildlife habitat in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The adoption of a new management plan today by the Shoshone National Forest goes a long way in protecting its unique and wild characteristics.