It takes a coalition of people, groups, and agencies working together to achieve success. The Greater Yellowstone Coalition has a history of building successful coalitions, evidenced by these success stories:
In the mid-1990s, numerous land trades were orchestrated to protect public lands from development, including more than 100,000 acres on the Gallatin-Custer National Forest, just outside Yellowstone’s northwest corner.
In 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Act passed and added more than 1 million acres of Wilderness and wilderness-study areas to the system.
In 2005, legislation was passed to establish the $200 million Wyoming Wildlife & Natural Resources Trust. This trust enhances and conserves wildlife habitat and natural resources.
In 2009, the Craig Thomas Snake Headwaters Legacy Act was passed, protecting 387 river miles on 13 pristine streams, including Wyoming’s spectacular Snake River and its tributaries.
Removing illegally introduced lake trout from Yellowstone Lake is helping native cutthroat trout survive and thrive. For the first time in years, cutthroat are showing signs of rebounding.