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The Forest Jobs and Recreation Act passed out of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee with bipartisan support. Deep thanks to Senator Tester for spearheading this bill. 

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High on the Yellowstone plateau, America’s three great western river systems are born. The mighty Missouri begins its journey in the northwest corner of Greater Yellowstone and absorbs the pristine waters of the Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone and Wind (Bighorn) rivers before its confluence 2,000 miles later with the Mississippi. The Snake rises in the southeast corner of Yellowstone and eventually helps the Columbia roll on to the Pacific. And the Green — “The Mother of the Colorado” — begins its watery trek to the Sea of Cortez on the flanks of the Wind River Range. They are the lifeblood of Greater Yellowstone.



Wild & Scenic: Seeking protections for SW Montana streams
Latest News: It was more affirmation than surprise -- Montanans love their rivers. A recent poll by Montanans for Healthy Rivers bears this out emphatically. Some 400 Montana residents surveyed in February said by a ...
Henry's Fork: Preserving rich summer, winter habitat
Latest News: One of the key projects to help Yellowstone cutthroat trout is moving forward again. A reconstruction of the Chester Dam will include passageways for the native fish so they can migrate through the ...
Bear River: Dam denial a win for native cutthroat
Latest News: The Director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources has issued its Final Order denying the Twin Lakes Canal Company’s application for a permit to divert water from the Bear River which would ...
Idaho Waters: Protecting highest quality streams and rivers
Latest news: On July 24, we learned that as a result of our lawsuit, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn its approval of a provision that would have allowed significant pollution to ...
Snake River & Tributaries: Celebrating landmark protection
Latest News: The Bridger-Teton National Forest recently announced it adopted a Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP). Thanks to this plan (on which the GYC and our members provided input), designated 315 river miles to be ...
Cutthroat Trout: Fighting for survival in Yellowstone Lake
Latest News: More encouraging news from Yellowstone Lake — more than 191,000 invasive lake trout have been moved by gill-netters this summer, about 10,000 more than by this time in 2012. These numbers are significant ...
South Fork Snake: Paradise for wildlife, trout fishing
Overview: Among Greater Yellowstone’s incomparable trout streams, the South Fork of the Snake River is near the top. The 64 miles between Palisades Dam and the rivers confluence with the Henrys Fork meanders amidst one ...
Restoring watersheds: Safeguarding fish and wildlife
Overview: Changes in temperature are occurring in Greater Yellowstone and are expected to accelerate in the coming century. Over the past two decades scientists have observed an increasingly diminished snowpack, rivers peaking earlier in the ...
Warming waters and wild trout
Latest News: The decision by a Bozeman, Mont., company to let hydropower permits expire on three iconic southwest Montana streams was greeted with cheers by wild trout anglers and all who value free-flowing streams. The ...
Paddling in the parks bill: A bad idea
Latest News: Great news! American Whitewater, the group that asked Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis to champion a "paddling in the parks" bill, withdrew its support on Tuesday, Feb. 10. Now the ball is in Lummis' court. ...