Golden Triangle Resource Council

Golden Triangle Resource Council is Northern Plains’ newest affiliate, founded in April 2022 and organizing in Cascade, Teton, Chouteau, and Pondera Counties.

Our Mission

Golden Triangle Resource Council brings farmers, ranchers, Native people and other concerned citizens together from Cascade, Chouteau, Teton, and Pondera Counties to build diverse coalitions in service of the land and the people who live here. We fight for the quality of our land, water, air, and food, and we work as an example and an active force for free, transparent, decentralized and democratic governing institutions that treat all Montanans equally.

Our Vision

Golden Triangle Resource Council (GTRC) is rooted in a heritage of cooperation among neighbors, family agriculture, respect for indigenous culture and knowledge, and strong community bonds. We honor and seek to build healthy, resilient natural ecosystems, and to create the conditions for strong, sustainable, self-sufficient and harmonious communities for generations to come.

Current Campaigns

C-PACE Implementation

We are working to pass C-PACE in and bring clean energy to Pondera, Teton, and Chouteau counties, and supporting new projects in Cascade, where C-PACE has already passed. Members are engaging in outreach to local business, Chambers of Commerce, Downtown Business Associations, and more!

For more information on the C-PACE program, check out the implementation toolkit.

Issues We Work On

Clean Energy

Along with bringing C-PACE to our communities, we are working to start a Solarize campaign to make going solar easier and more accessible. 

Agriculture and Local Foods

Members are working to support farmers and ranchers in the Golden Triangle area by providing accessible, hybrid meeting spaces and planning their Annual Meeting around the growing season. We also helped to host a Soil Crawl at the Quinn Farm in July 2022.

Community Building

We’re focused on hosting outreach events, supporting and expanding access to GTRC meetings, and building the GTRC community in the four county affiliate range.



Lori Benjamin


Jessica Stiles


Rose Schuster


Jim Humphrey

Northern Plains Board Representatives

Jasmine Krotkov
Jennisse Waters

Community Organizer

Check out these upcoming events in your area!​

Digging Deeper: Cultivating Lessons Learned and New Ideas in Soil Health

Digging Deeper: Cultivating Lessons Learned..

Join Northern Plains Resource Council for Digging Deeper: Cultivating Lessons Learned and New Ideas in Soil Health. At this event, we’ll look back over the last seven years of soil crawls, and dig into a conversation on the future of Montana’s soil health.

Thursday, December 15th from 5pm-7pm

Our Team

Jackson Newman

Community Organizer

Effy McEldowney

Grassroots Fundraising Coordinator

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

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