Gallatin Range

The Gallatin Range is a wildlife corridor between the Crown of the Continent and Yellowstone National Park. It provides clean water for nearby towns, a refuge for wildlife and world-class recreation.

The Gallatin Range is a wildlife corridor between the Crown of the Continent and Yellowstone National Park. It provides clean water for nearby towns, a refuge for wildlife and world-class recreation.

But overuse could harm all of these values. The Wilderness Society is working to both protect its wild places and ensure there are recreation opportunities.

Why the Gallatin Range

The Gallatin is the last and largest wild mountain tract bordering Yellowstone Park that is not permanently protected.

Work we’re doing

A long-term vision for the Gallatin Range will permanently protect its core while improving recreational opportunities in the forest that surrounds it.

Our partners

We’re working with diverse groups to create a proposal for the Gallatin that marries wilderness protection and recreational opportunity.

  • In the first of a three management plans to be released in 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado missed a great opportunity to protect some of Colorado's most treasured landscapes—including the Dolores River, lands surrounding Mesa Verde National Park and recreation hub

  • When school was out for the summer in the suburbs of Manhattan where I grew up, my mom packed our little Subaru hatchback with sleeping bags, a tent, a cooler filled with fruit and sandwich meat, hiking boots, rain gear, and three kids, and headed West.  Like generations before and since, w

  • The Forest Service recently released a plan that could protect much of Colorado’s Thompson Divide from new oil and gas leasing. For years, this spectacular area has been threatened by oil and gas development.