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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!
This year Wyomingites celebrated their first Wyoming Public Lands day! The Greater Yellowstone Coalition’s Cody Field Office curated a Wyoming Public Lands Day Event, at a unique parcel of public land commonly known as Beartooth Ranch or sometimes “the drug ranch.” The Beartooth Ranch harbors pristine wildlife habitat and access to blue-ribbon fishing.
In the summer of 2019, Greater Yellowstone residents Don Carpenter and Gary Chrisman circumnavigated the ecosystem on bikes. After two weeks and 1,200 miles, they came away with a deeper understanding and appreciation of our extended backyard.
Originally published the Bozeman Chronicle, GYC’s Executive Director Caroline Byrd discussed the important relationship between private and public lands for conservation.
It doesn’t take much to get me excited about rivers. Running rapids and chasing trout has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. And it’s a part that I can’t imagine losing. That’s why I’m thrilled by the opportunity to protect some of Montana’s most iconic rivers through the proposed Montana Headwaters Security Act.
Thirty people gathered in Alder, Montana to kick off the annual Ruby Valley Strategic Alliance (RVSA) Field Tour. The objective of the tour was to educate participants about the relationship between private and public lands and the role ranchers play to conserve it.
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)