Protecting Yellowstone from Gold Mining Forever

For the past four years, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) fought against gold mining proposals that threatened Yellowstone National Park, local jobs, the Yellowstone River, migrating wildlife, and so much more.

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Our Big Wins: How We’re Beating Risky Gold Mining Companies

 
Photo Bill Campbell

Photo Bill Campbell

April 15, 2019

A Montana court ruled in our favor and denied a permit that would have allowed Canadian mining company Lucky Minerals to explore for gold in Emigrant Gulch just north of Yellowstone National Park.

March 12, 2019

The Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act is signed into law by President Trump, forever protecting 30,370 acres of public land north of Yellowstone forever from mining threats.

October 8, 2018

Secretary of the Interior and former Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke signs a 20-year administrative mineral withdrawal for 30,370 acres of public land, protecting it from gold mining.


THE FIGHT FOR PUBLIC LANDS IS WRAPPING UP, BUT WE’RE STILL WORKING AGAINST MINING EFFORTS ON PRIVATE LANDS AT THE GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE. KEEP UP WITH OUR CAMPAIGN AND TOGETHER WE CAN STOP GOLD MINING NEAR OUR FIRST NATIONAL PARK. WE CAN PROVE THAT YELLOWSTONE IS MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD!


Who We Are: Greater Yellowstone Coalition

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.