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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 are hunters, photographers, hikers, gas station owners, restauranters, ranchers, lodging businesses and more. Most of us grew up here. We leave politics on the sidelines, and promote data-based decisions that incorporate all stakeholder's voices.


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. 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 "feed your family" and understand that there can be “too much of a good thing” (usually amount to people) 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 the future of our children. ​Montanans are at a cross-roads to preserve their way of life.

  • 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 in and be 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, equally, our lives and the future we leave our children.

To learn more about the various working projects we support and to get involved, you can get a summary here

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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. 


Yellowstone National Park

Custer Gallatin National Forest

Recreation and Camping

Fire Safety and Fire Restrictions

Be Bear Aware

Livingston Business Improvement District


Livingston Chamber of Commerce


Gardiner Chamber of Commerce /gardiner-chamber-of-commerce

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