Gallatin National Forest
Forest OverviewWith its snow-covered mountain peaks and internationally known "blue ribbon" trout streams, the Gallatin National Forest is a popular recreation area in Montana’s Northern Rockies. Often called, “The Gateway to Yellowstone,” the forest’s 1.8 million acres spans six mountain ranges and includes two designated Wilderness Areas in southwest Montana. Among the wildlife making their home in Gallatin are grizzly bears, gray wolves, Bald Eagles, and the Canada lynx.
Gallatin National Forest Needs Our HelpThe Derby Fire of 2006 and Wicked Fire of 2007 burned more than 250,000 acres. The flames burned the forest floor and tree canopy, causing large areas of devastation that will not regenerate on its own. New trees need to be planted and we can help.
Many of these burned areas are buffers for Gallatin creeks and streams, which in turn, affect many of the forest’s wildlife, fishery resources, and water supplies for the area’s communities. With your support, work can begin to revitalize forest areas in great need.