Gallatin National Forest


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Gallatin National Forest

Address:10 E Babcock Ave
PO Box 310
Bozeman, MT 59771

Phone:406-587-6701
Fax:406-587-6758
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r1/gallatin
Size: 1,800,000 acres.
Location:Southwestern Montana. Accessible by US 20, 89, and 191. Nearby cities/towns include Bozeman, Livingston, and West Yellowstone.
Facilities:Visitors centers, 44 campgrounds, 24 cabins, 25 picnic sites, trails (2,600+ miles), boat launches, 3 ski areas.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, mountain climbing, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Forest spans six mountain ranges, protects significant parcels of two wilderness areas (Absaroka-Beartooth and Lee Metcalf), and includes long stretches of the Yellowstone, Gallatin, and Madison rivers--which offer anglers "blue ribbon" trout fishing. Other features include the Avalanche Center, providing public avalanche advisories daily during mid-winter (406-587-6981) and OTO Dude Ranch, where volunteers learn skills to help restore and renovate a historic ranch built in 1912. Forest surrounds the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park (see entry in national parks section).

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Contract Awarded for Custer gallatin national forest - riley pass roads reconditioning and surfacing
A few months before that, I hiked in Yellowstone National Park and the Gallatin National Forest with forest rangers, park rangers and scientists in the high-country feeding grounds of endangered American grizzlies.
Set between the Gallatin and Bridger Ranges, Bozeman offers easy access to thousands of acres of Gallatin National Forest, hundreds of miles of blue-ribbon trout streams (the nearby Yellowstone and Madison Rivers are ranked among the best in the world), and three downhill ski areas, including nonprofit Bridger Bowl, just 18 miles north of town.
In the underlying action, CBU challenged an interim order issued by the United States Forest Service (USFS) restricting motorized vehicles in a section of the Gallatin National Forest as a violation of the Montana Wilderness Study Act (MWSA) (391) and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
Nearly half of all the land in Gallatin County is under public ownership by the Gallatin National Forest, state of Montana, Bureau of Land Management or the National Park Service.
Our research was conducted in two areas of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Gallatin National Forest and northwest Yellowstone National Park (northern region of the GYE, hereafter referred to as the "Gallatin region"), and in Grand Teton National Park (southern region of the GYE, here-after referred to as the "Teton region").
A small clan of researchers scramble up a hill at nearly 10,000 feet in the Gallatin National Forest outside Yellowstone National Park.
The NYWR includes parts of YNP, the southern third of the Gardiner Ranger District, Gallatin National Forest, and mixed private and state lands (Fig.
Aspens and lodgepole pines dot the landscape, and the Gallatin National Forest is right out the back door.
The ranch is dominated by montane rangeland and spruce forests, and it shares a border with the Lee Metcalf Wilderness of the Gallatin National Forest.
Jonathan Kempff, forest trail coordinator for the Gallatin National Forest in Montana, sees first-hand what ATVs are doing.
Similarly, the managers of the Gallatin National Forest, just north of Yellowstone National Park, plan to build roads and clear-cut 124,000 acres inhabited by grizzy bears - a species classified as "threatened" by the Fish and Wildlife Service - as well as by elk, moose, and bighorn sheep.