On December 15th, the west entrance to Yellowstone Park opens to a unique experience and adventure.
Bozeman and Billings, MT – Christmas tree permits are now available across all seven districts on the Custer Gallatin National Forest. Forest Service offices in Bozeman, West Yellowstone, Livingston, Gardiner, Big Timber, Red Lodge, Billings, Ashland, MT and Camp Crook, SD will have permits available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
West Yellowstone’s Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center has been awarded $50,000 to help build a new exhibit focusing on river otters. The new exhibit in will be called the “Banks of the Madison Riparian Exhibit.” The estimated cost of the project is $518,900, and grant recipients are required to raise a percentage of matching funds.
Bear activity continues in the Custer Gallatin National Forest, areas surrounding West Yellowstone, Montana, making it very important for visitors to be diligent about being Bear Aware and following the Food Storage Order. Areas of heightened bear activity in particular include the Tom Miner and Rock Creek drainages in the Paradise Valley and in Gardiner Basin.
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Prepaid trail passes are now available for the Yellowstone Ski Festival. Passes are valid from November 1-30. Passes can be purchased through the mail or online.
For coaches, clubs, and teams-
It takes a village and West Yellowstone, MT embodies what it takes to run an international growing venue, the Rendezvous Ski Trails. Known as cross country ski and summer trails, Rendezvous Ski Trails were recently recognized by the Northern Regional Forester Faye Krueger for promoting recreation on National Forest System lands.
This is the time of year when elk dominate Yellowstone Park and put on a great show for visitors. There is always something going on, whether it is a bull constantly gathering his cows, bugling and chattering, or a male bull doing his best to demonstrate his absolute dominance. In most years, the peak of elk breeding occurs around mid-September, although it can start up to three weeks earlier in higher elevations.
Federal land managers within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) are asking the public to help them assess the ecosystem issues they focus on, and to build stronger relationships in the future.
The Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee (GYCC) is a group of eleven federal land managers who work together to manage more than 15 million acres of public land in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
Applications are now being accepted, for those interested in obtaining a permit to take a non-commercially guided snowmobile trip into Yellowstone National Park this winter.
A permit is required for all non-commercially guided snowmobile groups to enter the park.
Yellowstone Association and Earthquake Lake Visitor Center, on the Hebgen Lake R.D. Custer Gallatin National Forest invite you to purchase a book, get it signed and explore the new trails and renovated interpretive facilities surrounding Earthquake Lake Geologic Area this Labor Day Weekend. Earthquake Survivor Anita Painter Thon will be signing her new book, Shaken in the Night, Saturday August 30 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.