Your donation to the Grizzly Bear Campaign will keep bears wild and people safe. Thanks to you, no other group in the ecosystem is doing more or investing more than the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Below are examples of successful efforts to date as well as next steps where your generous gift will make a difference. Your campaign donation received between now and December 31, 2019 will ensure a safe future for Yellowstone grizzly bears.

Core Habitat Protection

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  • Protected nearly 1 million acres of grizzly bear habitat on the Shoshone National Forest east of Yellowstone from oil and gas development.  

  • Worked collaboratively with ranchers and partner organizations to retire 430,000 acres of livestock grazing allotments where grizzly bears roam.

  • Stopped two foreign companies from exploring for gold north of Yellowstone on 30,370 acres of public land.


  • Secure new administrative protections for 250,000 acres in the Custer Gallatin National Forest through the ongoing Forest Plan Revision process.

  • Protect critical grizzly habitat through purchasing private land from willing sellers.

  • Retire approximately 8,000 acres of livestock grazing in southwest Montana.

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