Custer Gallatin National Forest

The town of Gardiner, Montana spreads out along the Yellowstone River and the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, May 31, 2019.
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The Custer Gallatin National Forest is proposing to make temporary shooting bans in two small areas north of Yellowstone National Park permanent.

The Stillwater and East Boulder Mine
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The state of Montana released its draft environmental assessment for a waste disposal facility expansion at a hardrock mine in south central Montana and now seeks public comment.

Three bison walk through deep snow at Yellowstone National Park.
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A federal court in Montana denied a temporary halt on the winter bison hunt near Yellowstone National Park on Monday. 

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COLUMBUS, Mont. (AP) — Officials in south-central Montana say two hunters reported finding possible human remains in the Custer Gallatin National Forest.

A lawsuit filed in federal court Monday is challenging a long-contested bison hunt near Yellowstone National Park.

A group of Gardiner residents says the annual winter bison hunt just north of the park is unsafe for property owners, hunters, and tourists.

A map showing the proposed land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and private landowners.
U.S. Forest Service


The Custer Gallatin National Forest will open part of a controversial trail Friday in the Crazy Mountains. The range northeast of Livingston is also part of the agency’s recent proposal for a land swap.

Porcupine prescribed burn Custer Gallatin National Forest 2018.
Courtesy of Custer Gallatin National Forest


The Custer Gallatin National Forest Monday postponed several controlled burns in southwest Montana due to an incoming winter storm.

Three bison walk through deep snow at Yellowstone National Park.
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A group of Gardiner residents are pushing for new restrictions to the annual bison hunt near Yellowstone National Park’s north entrance. But at a recent interagency meeting, tribal representatives say some of these changes would violate their treaty rights.

Ecologists, fire managers and journalists visit a burn site one year after lightning started the Bacon Rind Fire, July 10, 2019.
Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

It’s been about a year since lightning started a fire that burned almost 4,500 acres in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Yellowstone National Park. Local fire managers and ecologists invited journalists to see how the burn site is recovering and learn how fire plays a role on the landscape.

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For the first time in thirty years, the U.S. Forest Service is updating its management plan for the Custer-Gallatin National Forest. It’ll determine where you can mountain bike, build new trails and harvest timber, among other things.

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