Montanans Agree: Yellowstone and Gateway Economies are Worth Fighting For

To find an amazing example of Montana grassroots action, look no further than the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act.

More than 360 businesses in Park County have united in the Yellowstone Gateway Business Coalition to protect the Paradise Valley between Livingston and Gardiner from large-scale mining development. At the request of the coalition, the Park County Commission and numerous individual local residents, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester introduced the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act four months ago to make permanent a two-year pause in mineral development on 30,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land. 

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Marne Hayes