Bear Creek Council

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  • WolfProtecting the livelihoods of Gardiner businesses by ensuring that Yellowstone wildlife is protected, and that wildlife tourism is understood and valued by the community.
  • Greening Gardinerpromotes improvements in residential energy efficiency, increased reliance on non-polluting sources of energy, and reductions in solid waste through an aggressive effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
  • Monitoring public land access and management includes the review of mining proposals in our area, and monitoring clean-up of the TVX mine.
  • Participating in local and state land-use planning.


Earth Day 2015. Between a highway clean-up along Hwy 89, a solar panel installation on the roof of the school, and the community barbecue at Arch Park, we will be busy many days of April 22-25. Contact us if you want to be involved!

Bear Creek Council members meet on the third Wednesday of the month (with occasional variations, please see our events calendar).

In February, Bear Creek’s annual Jardine Ski Race attracts cross-country skiers of varying ability and non-skiers for a friendly citizens ski run and. It’s always interesting to see who will show up with the funniest ski hat or costume. For details, watch this space and The Plains Truth, Northern Plains’ newsletter.

Please visit our events calendar for all Northern Plains and local groups (affiliates) events and meetings.

About Us

BuffaloBear Creek Council is based in Gardiner, Montana. Gardiner is a gateway into Yellowstone National Park. We work closely with park rangers and local citizens to make our community a better place to live and work.


Local citizens started Bear Creek Council in 1983 when hard-rock mining was revived on the boundary of Yellowstone National Park, in Jardine on the banks of Bear Creek. Since that time, Bear Creek Council has worked to minimize the mine’s impact on the area, including monitoring its reclamation. Today, our projects include other resource issues affecting the Gardiner Basin.

220 South 27th Street, Suite A
Billings, Montana 59101
(406) 248-1154