To the north of Yellowstone National Park lies the Gallatin Range,
which provides invaluable habitat for grizzly bear, lynx, wolverine,
elk and moose.
Off-road-vehicle use continues to degrade this wild
place, but significant research was conducted in the summer of 2001
to identify and correct specific problems. Volunteers and staff,
amred with GIS (global information systems) and cameras, traversed
much of the Gallatin documenting abuse by ORVs.
Activists have also worked to prevent a local cement kiln from burning tires,
which would affect the air in the Gallatins. And progress has been
made on getting sanitation measures in local communities to protect
grizzly bears from becoming food-habituated and accustomed to humans.
you can do: Send your comments to the Forest Service on the
travel plan for the Gallatin National Forest. Or come to our
on July 7 from 5-8 pm in the Weaver Room at the Emerson, 111 South
Bozeman, MT. Comment deadline is August 1, 2005. For more information
Knight at email@example.com.
Photo: Palisade Falls, Gallatin Range, courtesy Wild Montana.