Category: News

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...

Finding a path forward for our wild backyard
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Finding a path forward for our wild backyard

We are lucky to call the Gallatin and Madison mountains home. They provide abundant wildlife, clean drinking water, and wild trails – but for how much longer? Between skyrocketing populations and a changing landscape, these constants of mountain living are starting to look a lot less certain. Now the Custer Gallatin National Forest’s management plan...

Proposal will protect mountain biking, public lands
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Proposal will protect mountain biking, public lands

As the populations of Bozeman, Livingston, Big Sky and West Yellowstone continue to rise, so do the numbers of eager Montanans recreating on our shared public lands. All seeking a similar experience in the backcountry: wild landscapes, solitude, wildlife sightings, and cherished time with friends and family. Read more