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Gallatin National Forest

Forest Overview

With 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.

New trees need to be planted and we can help.

Gallatin National Forest Needs Our Help

Insects, disease, and wildfires have all played a role in the loss of pristine forest land in Gallatin. The 2014 restoration project will focus on acres severely burned by the Madison Arm Fire and the Derby Fire. Between the two fires, more than 210,000 total acres burned. With your help, we can provide resources to begin planting lodgepole and ponderosa pine into areas that will not regenerate on their own.

You can help repair damage to wildlife habitats. Read about our efforts in each and restore the awe-inspiring beauty of our state and national forests.

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