Christmas Tree Permits now on sale in West Yellowstone

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.

Staying Safe in Bear Country

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.

Rendezvous Ski Trails, West Yellowstone Recognized for Excellence

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.

Bugling, Battling Elk

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.

Public Invited To Help Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee Chart A Path To The Future

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.

Book Signing from Earthquake Survivor, Visit Newly Renovated Earthquake Lake Visitors Center

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.