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Greater Yellowstone Coalition: Protecting Lands, Waters, and Wildlife


Strategic conservation organization focused on protecting Greater Yellowstone's lands, waters, and wildlife near Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Protect clean water, untouched landscapes, and iconic species like grizzly bears and wolves.

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People protecting the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, now and for future generations.

For more than 35 years, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) has worked tirelessly to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of a treasured, 20-million-acre ecosystem that includes our world's first national park -- Yellowstone -- and the nearby Grand Teton National Park, six national forests, and surrounding private lands in Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.

Because of the uniqueness of the ecosystem, GYC's focus often centers on controversies that capture the nation's attention. These include the recovery of grizzlies; the ongoing issues around successful reintroduction of gray wolves; the extent to which energy development on public lands affects species and communities; the protection of over 4.5 million acres of roadless lands; the protection of our blue ribbon streams; and the management of national parks.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition has been a pioneer in defining and promoting the concept of ecosystem management. The Coalition engages in a wide variety of efforts to improve land management in the region ensuring the area's forests, streams, wildlife and other natural features will flourish for the enjoyment of future generations.