About the Madison-Gallatin Chapter
The Madison-Gallatin Chapter educates and inspires people to protect special wild places in Park, Gallatin and Madison Counties in southwest and south-central Montana. Some of our best known wild places include the four units of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness in the Madison Range, a large section of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, some of the northwestern parts of Yellowstone National Park, and the Hyalite-Porcupine-Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area in the Gallatin Range. Other mountain ranges in our geographic area with unprotected wild areas include parts of the Bridgers, the Gravely and Snowcrest Ranges, the Tobacco Roots, and the Crazy Mountains.
Upcoming annual meeting -- November 16, 2016
The Madison-Gallatin Chapter will be holding its annual meeting on November 16, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Large Community Room at the Bozeman Public Library. At the meeting, MWA members will elect the chapter's board. Read the bios of those who have been nominated for the chapter board. Members will also vote on revisions to the chapter's bylaws.
How We Keep Montana Wild
Shaping the Future of Our Forest
In 2016, the Custer Gallatin National Forest began a four-year endeavor to revise its forest plan. This plan will address wild, unprotected places in the Gallatin and Madison Ranges, Crazy Mountains, and Pryor Mountains. Now is the time to voice the need to protect these places. The Madison-Gallatin Chapter is helping to shape the future of these wild places, especially the Hyalite-Porcupine-Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area. The result of this plan will be the roadmap of our wild backyard for decades to come.
On your own or with friends, check out trails in the Madison-Gallatin area. Collect information about trail conditions, how many visitors you saw, and wildlife sightings. This information will help us with our chapter's trail guide project and will help the Forest Service prioritize trail projects. To get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Wild at MSU
As part of our NexGen program, MSUwild, the student chapter of the Montana Wilderness Association, is hard at work at Montana State University. MSUwild cultivates a strong conservation awareness and stewardship ethic through meaningful experiences in Montana’s backcountry. Students get out in wild, rugged places, and then back at campus they educate and organize students to protect Montana's wildlands. To get involved, contact email@example.com.
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President: David Steinmuller
Vice President: Barbara Geller
Secretary: Steve Griswold
Treasurer: Bob Bayley
Chapter Representative: Jeanette Hall
At-Large Board Members: Susie McDonald, Roger Jenkins, and Roxana McLaughlin