2016 Spring Public Meeting – West Yellowstone, Montana

The spring meeting of the Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee (GYCC) took place at the Holiday Inn in West Yellowstone, Montana on April 13, 2016.  Several audio files are included below to provide those unable to attend an opportunity to listen to updates from the GYCC Terrestrial Invasive Species Subcommittee and the Fire Management Group, a presentation by Yellowstone National Park’s Social Scientist Ryan Atwell, and the great community conversation had around changing visitation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Welcome & Introductions:

Joe Alexander, Outgoing Chair & Forest Supervisor at Shoshone National Forest

Terrestrial Invasive Species Subcommittee

Jake Jarrett, Assistant Supervisor, Park County Weed & Pest Control District, and Terrestrial Invasive Species Subcommittee Chair

Fire History of the Greater Yellowstone Area & the West Yellowstone Interagency Fire Center

Pete Lannan, Base Manager, West Yellowstone Interagency Fire Center

Changing Yellowstone Summer Visitation

Ryan Atwell, the Social Science Program Lead at Yellowstone National Park presented on his recent work both in the park and in gateway communities looking at Yellowstone’s changing visitation.

Continuing the Conversation – Changing Visitation

The last portion of the meeting provided an opportunity for the managers, community members and other attendees the opportunity to comment on what changes – both positive and negative they are seeing in the ecosystem.

Many thanks to Jennifer Jarrett, Yellowstone NP Audio Producer, for all her work in helping to provide the GYCC with audio files to accompany the meeting summary below.

Comments or questions?  Email david_diamond@nps.gov.

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