Tell the Forest Service by April 29: Don’t mine Yellowstone!

 Emigrant Gulch, at Yellowstone's northern gateway. Speak out today to protect this place and its thriving local economy from risky gold mines. (Photo GYC.)

Emigrant Gulch, at Yellowstone's northern gateway. Speak out today to protect this place and its thriving local economy from risky gold mines. (Photo GYC.)

You can make sure it continues. Tell the Forest Service to do the right thing, and recommend extending the time-out to the maximum allowed – 20 years. They need to hear from YOU!

Your voice is more important than ever. The final decision rests with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and we need to remind the Secretary of his commitment to keeping mines away from Yellowstone’s gateway.

If you are a Montana resident, please click here to send your comment today:

If you live outside Montana, please click here to send your comment today:

It’s important we stay vigilant on this. Congress recently came close to including a bill to protect Yellowstone permanently in its federal spending bill, but the bill ultimately didn’t make it in to the package. So here’s our stopgap. The Forest Service is asking you: Should they do nothing on the two-year time-out, or should they recommend an extension? Show your support for the full 20-year time-out, while we keep working to pass the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act to permanently protect Yellowstone’s northern border from risky gold mining.

The Forest Service is doing the right thing by asking you to weigh in again. Let’s show that there is unwavering public support and we all agree Yellowstone is more valuable than gold.

You can comment until April 29.

Thank you for speaking out and for all you do to protect Greater Yellowstone, the wild heart of North America.

-- Joe Josephson, Montana Conservation Associate