Gallatin Forest Partnership
The Gallatin and Madison Ranges are southwest Montana’s wild backyards. Teeming with wildlife and steeped in historical recreational uses, these ranges serve as Bozeman, Livingston, Big Sky and West Yellowstone’s favorite after work and weekend playgrounds.
These public lands also provide vital resources to our community including nearly 80% of Bozeman’s drinking water supply, and are rich in important undeveloped open spaces and trails that attract business to southwest Montana and feed our growing outdoor recreation economy https://outdoorindustry.org/advocacy/.
For many years, diverse stakeholders have come together, put their differences aside, and focused on creating land management solutions for these areas that benefit all. In this collaborative spirit we have created the Gallatin Forest Partnership, and reached an agreement about how valued public lands within the Gallatin and Madison Ranges could be managed that takes into consideration wildlife, historic recreational use, and the water supply of the Gallatin Valley.