Who We Are
Mission: People protecting the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem now and for future generations.
GYC Celebrates 30 Years of Conservation Success!
The Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) was founded in 1983 on a simple premise: An ecosystem will remain healthy and wild only if it is kept whole.
Perhaps the best measure of our leadership and influence is our base of more than 40,000 supporters worldwide. These constituents have come together to fulfill our mission of protecting the lands, waters and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, now and for future generations.
This vast ecosystem includes 20 million acres of wild country that includes Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, parts of six national forests, five national wildlife refuges, and state and private lands in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. The area is one of the largest, nearly intact temperate ecosystems left on Earth (see map).
The Greater Yellowstone Coalition works to ensure that a thoughtful and holistic approach is taken to managing the national and wildlife resources in harmony with people and modern development. We work to shape a future where wildlife populations maintain their full diversity and vitality, where ecological processes function on public lands with minimal intervention, where exceptional recreational opportunities abound for visitors and residents alike, and where communities can enjoy a healthy and diversified economy.
We have been a pioneer in defining and promoting the concept of ecosystem management for more than 30 years. Our offices, strategically placed in Bozeman, Mont.; Jackson and Cody, Wyo.; and Idaho Falls, Idaho, allow us to engage in a wide variety of efforts locally, regionally, and nationally to ensure the area's forests, streams, wildlife and other features are protected for generations to come.
BF Adventures, Seattle, WA
Bill-Sarah's Bakery, Philadelphia, PA
Blue Sky Adventures, San Francisco, CA
Brandin' Iron Inn, West Yellowstone, MT
Jimmy Chin Photography, Victor, ID
Mind Matters Pilates Studio, Rock Springs, WY
Nature Education Center, Fifield, WI
North Star Consulting Group, Bozeman, MT
Woolloomoolloo, Manhattan, MT
Audubon Naturalist Society
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Bear Creek Council
Coalition of National Park Service Retirees
Continental Divide Trail Society
Craighead Environmental Research Institute
Defenders of Wildlife
Federation of Fly Fishers
Friends of the Teton River
Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Grand Canyon Trust
Grand Teton Natural History Association
Henry’s Fork Foundation
Housatonic Fly Fishermen's Association
Idaho Conservation League
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance
Madison River Foundation
Montana Conservation Voters
Montana Wilderness Association
Montana Wildlife Federation
Montanans for Quiet Recreation
National Outdoor Leadership School
National Parks Conservation Association
National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife Refuge Association
Natural Resources Defense Council
Park County Environmental Council
Snake River Audubon Society
Teton Regional Land Trust
The Wilderness Society
Trust for Public Land
Valley Advocates for Responsible Development
Western Environmental Law Center
Wildlife Conservation Society
Wilderness and Recreation Partnership
Wyoming Outdoor Council
Wyoming Wilderness Association