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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!
Today, the president signed the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act into the law of the land. Included in this sweeping, ground-breaking legislation was the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act. Now and forever, 30,370 acres of public land on the northern doorstep of Yellowstone National Park will be protected from destructive and toxic gold mining.
The Idaho Sportsmen Show attracts thousands of guides, outfitters, and sportsmen of all kinds from across the Pacific Northwest to the Expo Idaho center in Boise each year. Among this year’s crowds, demos, and displays, you could find GYC and Idaho Fish and Game teaming up to bring a fun and educational experience to event attendees: the Idaho Fish and Game bear education trailer and the United State Forest Service’s mechanical bear – the Charger!
Today, we have achieved a remarkable victory. The United States House of Representatives passed the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act, which will forever prohibit gold mining on 30,370 acres of public lands at Yellowstone’s northern gateway. It now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law, making it an extraordinary bipartisan win.
In 2015, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) silently launched an ambitious, yet thoughtful, 5-year, $10 million fundraising campaign in support of our grizzly bear work. Over the past four years, donors from across the nation have helped GYC achieve an enormous number of on-the-ground improvements that are keeping bears alive and people safe.
You have the chance to help determine the future of our wild backyard for the next 30 years.
We are lucky to call the Gallatin and Madison mountains home. They provide abundant wildlife, clean drinking water, and wild trails – but for how much longer? Between skyrocketing populations and a changing landscape, these constants of mountain living are starting to look a lot less certain. Now the Custer Gallatin National Forest’s management plan is up for its once-in-a-generation revision, giving us our chance to secure our mountains’ future.
As the popularity of winter recreation continues to expand across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem it is up to us to recreate responsibly. Fortunately it isn’t very hard to help give wildlife a chance to endure in winter. By staying out of established Habitat Protection Areas we avoid stressing animals, helping them conserve those critical fat reserves they are relying on through late April. These areas represent a small fraction of the overall terrain available to human recreationists, a small sacrifice for the future of the GYE.
Thanks to our amazing donors and supporters, GYC celebrated its 35th year with an impressive list of accomplishments.
Wildlife-vehicle collisions are a big deal for anyone travelling in Greater Yellowstone. These tragedies are scary, expensive, and sometimes fatal.
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) is engaging in the 2019 session of the Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne. Below is a list of proposed bills and resolutions that we are watching followed with points on our perspective.