For more than 35 years, we've protected the wild heart of North America
The Greater Yellowstone Coalition was founded in 1983 on a simple premise: an ecosystem will remain healthy and wild only if it is kept whole. For more than 35 years, we have been a pioneer in defining and promoting the concept of ecosystem management. Our offices, strategically placed in Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho, allow us to engage in a wide variety of efforts locally, regionally, and nationally to ensure Greater Yellowstone's lands, waters, wildlife are protected now and well into the future.
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is a remarkable natural landscape. It is home to a complete array of native wildlife, the headwaters of the west, an important place in the history of conservation, and of deep importance to the First Nations who made this place home since time immemorial.
People protecting the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, now and for future generations.
Our vision is a healthy and intact Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem where critical lands and waters are adequately protected, wildlife is managed in a thoughtful, sustainable manner and a strong, diverse base of support is working to conserve this special place as part of a larger, connected Northern Rocky Mountain Region.
We envision a day when:
All people work together to protect the ecological integrity and beauty of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Greater Yellowstone’s natural and human communities flourish because people act with the understanding that their economic, cultural, and spiritual well-being depends on the health and vitality of the region’s natural systems.
Elected officials work with citizens, on the basis of scientific knowledge and the long term needs of the ecosystem, to enact public policies that protect nature and preserve biodiversity in the ecosystem.
Public and private institutions actively protect the ecosystem and embrace the region’s unique potential for people to learn about living with nature’s processes.