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Public lands unite us
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Public lands unite us

With so many hardships in the news over the past several weeks, it’s been encouraging to see these strong poll results in favor of protecting our wild backyard. Public lands unite us as Montanans no matter our backgrounds. Montanans have a long history of working together to protect our public lands. We believe the Gallatin...

And the survey says ….
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And the survey says ….

A recent poll conducted by the University of Montana included encouraging results for the Gallatin Forest Partnership’s proposal. This biannual survey is intended to understand what voters think about public land issues and has tracked opinions since 2014. For the first time, the survey included a question designed to gauge public support for the Gallatin...

Our last, best chance for the Gallatin Range
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Our last, best chance for the Gallatin Range

The Wilderness Society, Montana Wilderness Association and Greater Yellowstone Coalition have been working toward permanent protection of the Gallatins for decades in the face of some daunting challenges. In this guest editorial, the three organizations lay out why they believe the Gallatin Forest Partnership’s agreement is our last best chance to secure the future of...

Collective Bargain
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Collective Bargain

This collection of conservation groups, recreation advocates, business owners, and concerned citizens has put differences aside and focused on long-term sustainable solutions to public-lands management that will empower instead of embitter; it builds instead of divides; and acts instead of reacts. This is the approach we must take for a durable management outcome. Read more

Diverse interests can develop a shared vision
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Diverse interests can develop a shared vision

A research ecologist takes a look at the global significance of the Gallatin and Madison Ranges. His conclusion: Protecting the remaining wildlands in the U.S. requires an approach that honors diverse perspectives and commits to making science-informed adjustments as we learn more. Read more

Partnership will protect wild lands and wildlife
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Partnership will protect wild lands and wildlife

The Gallatin Valley Back Country Horsemen worked hard within the Gallatin Forest Partnership to reach an agreement with different recreational interests that would protect the wild lands and wildlife of the Gallatin and Madison ranges. Read more …

Finding common ground will benefit our backyard
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Finding common ground will benefit our backyard

A Bozeman resident who is both a conservationist and a mountain biker wants to see the Gallatin Range remain an unbroken wild landscape with secure wildlife habitat, clean water, and unequaled opportunity for human powered adventures. Read more…..      

Upcoming Events
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Upcoming Events

We have a chance to protect our wild backyard, the Gallatin and Madison Ranges, for the next 30 years. The Custer Gallatin National Forest is hosting a series of public meetings where you can learn more about what’s in the plan and how to get involved in the process. Forest Service staff will be on...