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Whether you live or recreate within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, your voice is an invaluable asset. From living or playing here, you already know Greater Yellowstone is exceptional and unique. From geysers to blue-ribbon trout streams to abundant wildlife, it is a stunning example of what we all love about this place: access to wild nature, fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, and so much more. People like you have come together over the past three decades to preserve it now, and for future generations.
Read our most recent blog posts below. Learn how you can help protect our forests, rivers, and wildlife!
Greater Yellowstone Coalition recently had a volunteer day near Ennis, Montana where we made some significant progress in creating a wildlife-friendly fence.
Habitat degradation and fragmentation, as well as competition and hybridization with non-native trout have greatly imperiled Westslope cutthroat trout. Greater Yellowstone Coalition is committed to restoring native trout populations where possible, and ensuring both wild and native trout have clean, healthy waters and habitats.
(Photo Jonny Armstrong/USGS)
As we all know, Wyoming is a rural state connected by extensive roads that we all travel to conduct business, recreate, and stay connected with friends and family. And if you drive these roads regularly, there is a good chance that you may hit an animal one day - and likely know someone who already has.
After decades of being polluted by the McLaren mining site, Yellowstone’s Soda Butte Creek was officially taken off Montana Impaired River’s list.
Years of focused efforts, collaboration, and community dedication is paying off. This week Teton County and the Town of Jackson elected officials voted to include a $10 million wildlife crossing measure on the ballot of the upcoming Special Purpose Excise Tax (SPET) election.
(Photo Josh Metten)
We visited our rancher friend, John Helle, at his annual wool harvesting event Shear and Shred. It was a great opportunity to see firsthand how ranchers need public land access to thrive. That’s why we’re a part of the Ruby Valley Strategic Alliance, a coalition of ranchers and nonprofits dedicated to long-term conservation on the Ruby Valley landscape.
How quickly a decade can flow by! This August will mark ten years since we celebrated the passage of the Craig Thomas Snake Headwaters Legacy Act. This act of congress – which GYC is proud to have played a role in passing- added the headwaters of the Snake River and 12 of its most pristine tributaries in northwestern Wyoming to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
As grizzly bears continue to thrive across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Greater Yellowstone Coalition works towards solutions to keep bears alive and people safe. This includes bear-proofing campgrounds throughout Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.
(Photo Tom Murphy.)
It’s hard to get too excited about strategic planning, but as a road map toward future goals a plan is a critical piece of work, especially when it’s for a place as important and beloved as Yellowstone National Park. Earlier this month, the park released its five strategic priorities that will guide its short- and long-term decision making. We applaud Superintendent Cam Sholly for sharing the park’s priorities so widely and transparently.
We’ve all seen too many dead animals on the side of the road. Just this past week our community witnessed two young moose that were hit and killed at the intersection of Wyoming highways 22 and 390.
In Teton County it is estimated that over 500 animals a year are killed on our roads. A history of development within wildlife habitat has left land cross-sectioned with roads, creating a danger for our wildlife and for ourselves and our families. In Wyoming, 1 in 5 collisions involve wildlife, 1 in 50 collisions with injuries involve wildlife, and 1 in 100 fatal collisions involve wildlife. These are real dangers for the safety of our highways, but the good news is they are largely preventable.
Photo Jackson Hole EcoTours