GYC strongly supports legislation that is introduced in the U.S. Congress, calling for protections for East Rosebud Creek, a spectacular stream that rushes off the granite shoulders of the Beartooth Mountains through undulating ranchlands. East Rosebud is a stronghold for native cutthroat trout.
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GYC report: Greater Yellowstone in Peril
Overview: In an effort to document the changes already underway and summarize what scientists have predicted is likely to occur in the future, the first-ever comprehensive report on climate change effects in Greater Yellowstone has been released by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and Greater Yellowstone Coalition.
Dying whitebark pine, lower and warmer streamflow, shrinking glaciers. These things are occurring throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, threatening the region’s iconic and treasured wildlife. The report also outlines what can be done to give fish and wildlife a better chance to survive as changes occur.
“Greater Yellowstone in Peril: The Threats of Climate Disruption,” offers a view of what the region is likely to experience if emissions of heat-trapping gases are not reduced in the near future. Key findings in the report include:
Specifically, we seek to reduce existing stressors to habitat and wildlife; protect and enhance water quality and quantity; protect and enable natural movement and migration of wildlife; improve our capacity to predict future changes and extreme events; manage collaboratively at the ecosystem level; and employ careful, well-informed interventions or treatments.
Goals: GYC is working to ensure the iconic fish and wildlife of Greater Yellowstone have the best chance possible to adapt and survive as changes in climate occur.
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