Beartooth Alliance

Beartooth Alliance – based in the Cooke City area of Montana – brings people who love this region together to find ways to protect and enhance our unique mountain environment.

Accomplishments

  • Stopped the New World Gold Mine and Tintina from developing minerals above Cooke City.
  • Ensured the full clean-up of the McLaren tailings, and the creation of a restored park outside of Cooke-City atop those tailings.
  • Bear Awareness education, signage, and equipment in Cooke City and Silver Gate.
  • Oversaw and helped with the safe removal of brook trout from Soda Butte Creek, and restoration of native fish.

Restoring Native Fisheries​

Beartooth Alliance is actively supporting the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks department in clearing Soda Butte Creek of non-native brook trout and restoring native Yellowstone cutthroat to the region.

Bear Awareness

Beartooth Alliance has donated bear cans to Cooke City and Silver Gate businesses and is also helping local residents order bearcans at an affordable price. Keeping residents and visitors bear safe keep our wildlife safe too.

Reclamation of Tailings Ponds

The Old World Mining district left damaging marks in our community, but through a lot of hard work we ensured the full reclamation of the McLaren tailings pond. We also continue to oppose additional mining surrounding Yellowstone National Park.

Leadership

Chair

Marcia Woolman

Secretary

Christy Gerrits

Treasurer

Ted Drass

Northern Plains Board Representative

Nellie Israel

Community Organizer

Sydney Ausen (406) 248-1154
sydney@northernplains.org

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS...

Check out these upcoming events in your area!​

Soil Crawl – Dryland Vegetables and Orchard

Soil Crawl – Dryland Vegetables..

Join us this summer on a Montana farm or ranch for a soil crawl! Come learn from innovative producers showcasing the practices and principles that help them generate healthy soil, resilient crops and animals, and good food!

07.09.22

Our Team

Michael Skinner

GNA Manager and Community Organizer

Jeanie Alderson, Birney

Past Chair

Emma Kerr-Carpenter, Billings

Affiliate Representatives- Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council

Kris Glenn, Billings

Affiliate Representatives- Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council

John Gayusky, Livingston

Affiliate Representatives- Yellowstone Bend Citizens Council

Joan Kresich, Livingston

Affiliate Representatives- Yellowstone Bend Citizens Council

Tom Heyneman, Fishtail

Affiliate Representatives- Stillwater Protective Association

Edward Barta, Billings

Vice-Chair & Affiliate Representatives - Stillwater Protective Association

Mic Smith, Helena

Affiliate Representatives- Sleeping Giant Citizens Council

Norane Freistadt, Helena

Affiliate Representatives- Sleeping Giant Citizens Council

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