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.
The Gallatin is the last and largest wild mountain tract bordering Yellowstone Park that is not permanently protected.
A long-term vision for the Gallatin Range will permanently protect its core while improving recreational opportunities in the forest that surrounds it.
We’re working with diverse groups to create a proposal for the Gallatin that marries wilderness protection and recreational opportunity.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
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- Friday, August 26, 2016
The Wilderness Society commends the Obama Administration for making history today by quadrupling the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, now the largest protected area in the world, measuring 582,578 square miles.
- Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will be a unit of the National Park Service and was announced on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, which was established on August 25, 1916.
- Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The next fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, meaning that Congress is running out of time to cobble together "must-pass" appropriations legislation that will pay for the day-to-day expenses of the federal government.
But in what has become a sad annual commentary on some leaders' dereliction of America's conservation tradition, the process is gummed up with counterproductive “riders” that have no place in the appropriations process, and would hurt wildlands right when they sorely need our help.