Wild Livelihoods Business Coalition
Wild Livelihoods promises to give a voice to local businesses near Yellowstone National Park whose livelihoods depend upon wild places. We do this by connecting consumers with our business members who have shared values around open spaces, clean water and air, and sustainable, bio-diverse wildlife populations.
We have come together to pursue opportunities and meet challenges in our entwined economy and environment. Capitalism is not our religion, but we choose to use capitalism as a force for good. It is up to us to prove that we can be a force for natural ecosystems, while being a part of them. We put our money where our mouth is, and our "heart is where our treasure is at." We embrace ideas like “fair chase”, “leave no trace”, “catch and release”, and understand that there can be “too much of a good thing” even when it comes to getting outdoors. We seek to perpetuate what is good and improve what could be better for our community, our landscapes, our wildlife and our future.
Is your business or livelihood in any way dependent upon the people that recreate in and around Yellowstone Park?
Do you want to work with other businesses who deliberately choose to co-exist with and be positive stewards of this place we are lucky enough to spend our short lives?
Do you want to work with others who understand the ethical challenges of over-visitation, and take a role in discussing solutions with policy makers who are making decisions for you?
Considering signing up to support one of the many projects we volunteer time and money towards. We are not a legal entity. We don't take money. We do love ideas...and sweat equity. We are simply a group of tax-paying businesses who share common ground in our belief that keeping the Greater Yellowstone region as wild as possible is good for our livelihoods...and, more importantly, our souls.
Our member businesses are committed to helping visitors responsibly experience the same sense of wonder, amazement and gratitude that we do from this very special place. Yellowstone National Park’s northern gateway possess abundant natural beauty and countless opportunities to experience an area with abundant wildlife and wild landscapes.
Recreational Economy Reports
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
To report a violation, call 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668)
Leave No Trace
Yellowstone National Park
Custer Gallatin National Forest www.fs.usda.gov/main/custergallatin
Livingston Business Improvement District
Livingston Chamber of Commerce
Gardiner Chamber of Commerce