Sustainability within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: a 15 minute Video with subtitles featuring each GYCC manager offering suggestions for agency employees to reduce resource consumption. Produced and Directed by JenTen Productions.
The Sustainable Operations Subcommittee (SOS) facilitates overall coordination and collaboration of sustainable operations practices throughout the public lands of the GYA, such as water and energy conservation, fleet and transportation management, and waste prevention and recycling.
SOS partners include representatives from each GYCC unit and the Forest Service’s Northern and Rocky Mountain Regional Offices.
To learn more, you can find the most recent subcommittee overview presentation HERE.
Greater Yellowstone Area Xeriscaping – A Guide for Landscaping with Less Water (7 MB pdf) – Tailored specifically to the Greater Yellowstone Area, this handbook can be used by landowners, nurseries, garden shops, realtors or anyone who wants to landscape in a way that will use less water. The brochure may be printed out double sided for easy reference and use.
Disclaimer – These landscaping methods are not Firewise Compliant, however you can learn more about wildfire preparedness HERE.
Margaret Wilson, Grand Teton NP
Lynn Chan, Yellowstone NP
Action Plan Preparation
GYA Interagency Working Session on Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction: April 19 – 22, 2010 in Bozeman, MT
Preparation Webinars: Fleet, Facilities, and Scope 3 Emissions
Project Coordinator Mike Fiebig hosted a series of webinars in preparation for the April, 2010 GYA Interagency Working Session. The webinars and associated forms are posted below. Contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 406-587-6755
Greenhouse Gas 101 (4.6 MB pdf): A Greenhouse Gas Primer and the GYA Inventory and Reduction Plan.
Fleet Assessment & Analysis Webinar, Part I (2.6 MB pdf) (February 11, 2010)
Fleet Assessment & Analysis Webinar, Part II (2.8 MB pdf) (March 30, 2010)
Facilities Webinar, Part I (2 MB pdf) (February 25, 2010)
Facilities Webinar, Part II (1.7 MB) (March 25, 2010)
Scope 3 Emissions Webinar, Part I (2 MB pdf) (February 18, 2010)
Scope 3 Emissions Webinar, Part II (981 kB pdf) (March 19, 2010)
Fleet Data Collection Sheet (189 kB pdf)
Facilities Data Collection Sheet (589 kB pdf)
Facilities Energy Audit Data Collection Sheet (540 kB pdf)
Scope 3 Workbook (xls file)
GYA Sustainability Projects (1.4 MB pdf)
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction
The GYCC agencies recently completed a GYA-wide GYA-wide Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Climate Action Plan (13.1 MB pdf) to reduce greenhouse gas emission. Overall, the Plan predicts a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of between 21% and 36% by 2020 from the inventory year of 2007.
A number of spreadsheet tools were developed by Matt Schultze (U.S. Forest Service) to measure greenhouse gas emission reductions from various actions, including every day activities such as turning off your computer at night and properly inflating vehicle tires.
|Computer On or Off||Computer On or Off Tool (xls file)|
|Tire Pressure||Tire Pressure Tool (xls file)||Tire Pressure Education (159 kB pdf)|
|Smart Power Strip||Smart Power Strip Tool (xls file)||Smart Power Strips (119 kB pdf)|
|Occupancy Sensor Light Switch||Occupancy Sensor Light Switch Tool (xls file)||Installing Occupancy Sensors Light Switch (61 kB pdf)|
|Lights Upgrade||Lights Upgrade Tool (xls file)|
|Vehicle Upgrade||Vehicle Upgrade Tool (xls file)|
|Electric Car||Electric Car Calculator (xls file)|
|Trip Cost||Trip Cost Tool (xls file)|
|Gallatin Gas Challenge (12 month)||Gallatin Gas Challenge (xls file)|
- Mission Poster (244 kB pdf)
- Propane Canister Recycling and Reducing Water Consumption (1.1 MB pdf)
- Sustainable Operations Subcommittee Brief 2008 (103 kB pdf)
- July 12, 2013 press release about the Xeriscaping Guide (322 kB pdf)