Greater Yellowstone Area

The Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) is a unique and special place. Federal lands in the GYA administered by six National Forests, two National Parks, two National Wildlife Refuges, and the Bureau of Land Management are geographically contiguous, ecologically interdependent, and unalterably linked.

Members of the GYCC strive to find intersection in the missions of their agencies and opportunities of cooperative management of GYA resources that make sense, enhance public service and maintain or enhance the integrity of the Greater Yellowstone.

The Role of the GYCC

  • Provide leadership that serves the public and sustains the resources of the GYA.
  • Ensure coordination of planning, monitoring, and practices across National Parks, National Forests, National Wildlife Refuges and Bureau of Land Management lands where they make sense.
  • Set GYA level priorities and assign resources to achieve objectives.
  • Provide a forum for interaction with other Federal, State, local agencies, private organizations and the public.
  • Create a climate that encourages coordination and sharing within the federal units and with partners.
  • Identify and provide for resolution of on-going and emerging issues, applying coordinated strategic thinking.
  • Minimize duplication of effort; seek opportunities to share information, resources and data.
  • To the extent permissible by law and agency missions, make rules, regulations, processes and public information consistent across the GYA.