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.

Solarize Golden Triangle

We are bringing together community members from Cascade, Teton, Choteau, and Pondera Counties to bring more solar energy to the Golden Triangle region. Solarize Golden Triangle is working to gather information and select expert installers to streamline the solar process for folks interested in going solar on their home or business. 

Clean Water

In late 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a comment period to convert two unused wells in Pondera County to dump biofuel waste from a local company. Local farmers, ranchers, and citizens are deeply concerned about water quality and leakage of material. Our members have attended multiple public meetings and sent in comments to demand that the EPA look into the composition of this waste material and the risk it poses to local water sources. Local residents are organizing to support hydrology studies and consider possible legal action.

 

Issues We Work On

Clean Energy

Along with bringing C-PACE to our communities, we are working to make going solar easier and more accessible in the Golden Triangle area.

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.

Leadership

Chair

Rose Schuster

Vice-Chair

Jessica Stiles

Secretary

Bill Wadman

Treasurer
Northern Plains Board Representatives

Jasmine Krotkov
Gordon Whirry

Ken Palisin

Community Organizer
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS...

Check out these upcoming events in your area!​

Garden Tour & Soil Crawl at River City Harvest Community Gardens

Garden Tour & Soil Crawl..

Our Mission Golden Triangle Resource Council brings farmers, ranchers, Native people and other concerned citizens...

Saturday, August 3rd from 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Helena Sun Run

Helena Sun Run

Our Mission Golden Triangle Resource Council brings farmers, ranchers, Native people and other concerned citizens...

Saturday, October 5th from 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Our Team

Jordan Buser

Community Organizer / Good Neighbor Agreement Administrator

Casey Kennedy

Good Neighbor Agreement Manager

Jack Leuthold

Community Organizer

Jackson Newman

Community Organizer

Effy McEldowney

Grassroots Fundraiser

Michael Skinner

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

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