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Stories from our Wild Backyard | Bozeman, MT

  • 14 South Tracy Avenue Bozeman, MT, 59715 United States (map)

Join the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and local outdoor icons for a night of live storytelling! We’re spinning tales of outdoor adventure, wildlife, and connection from our Wild Backyard: The Custer Gallatin National Forest. We’ve only got a couple weeks left to protect the forest by commenting on its new Management Plan. Before the comment period ends on June 6th, let’s gather to share memories and remind ourselves what’s at stake. Enjoy free drinks and snacks while some of Bozeman’s best recount special experiences from the Gallatin, Absaroka, and Beartooth ranges. It’s going to be a blast - this is not one to miss!

Huge shout out to Bridger Brewing for providing the brews for the evening!

Friday, May 31; 6:00-8:00 PM

Bozeman Event Space - 14 South Tracy Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715


Francine Spang-Willis - Francine D. Spang-Willis grew up on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and is a life-long resident of Montana. She is of the Northern Cheyenne Nation and has a M.A. in Native American Studies from MSU and a B.S. in Business Management from Rocky Mountain College. Francine enjoys hiking, ice and rock climbing, and backcountry skiing.

Kelsey Sather - Kelsey’s fiction and essays aim to promote our connection to nature. As an avid climber and health enthusiast, she also writes about fitness, food, and outdoor play. Kelsey, a Bozeman native, is passionate about using storytelling to advocate for gender equality and ecosystem preservation.

Anthony Pavkovich - Anthony is a freelance storyteller living in southwest Montana. He’s been inspired and shaped by the incredible abundance of wild and public lands surrounding his home just north of Yellowstone National Park. Anthony believes that thoughtful storytelling has the power to move people towards action, to transform communities, and to inspire meaningful conversation.

Lydia Sturgis - Lydia was born and raised in Asheville NC before gravitating to Montana’s outdoor scene. She works with Oboz Footwear and has been in the outdoor industry since the age of 15. First backpacking Lydia is an avid Climber and enjoys serenading her friends with a ukulele.

Questions? Contact Montana Conservation Organizer Ryan Cruz at

Photo: Louise Johns Photography