Public invited to meet with Yellowstone land managers March 24

The agencies entrusted with managing federal lands within the greater Yellowstone area are asking the public to help them determine which ecosystem issues should be the focus in the future.

The Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee (GYCC) is a group of 11 federal agencies working together to manage over 15 million of acres of public land in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

GYCC managers are inviting the public to join them in a conversation in late March in Jackson, Wyo, according to a statement released by the public affairs office for Yellowstone National Park.  Rather than hold a discussion about individual agency issues, the managers want the public to share their thoughts on cross-jurisdictional, ecosystem scale issues where they believe GYCC should focus in the coming years.

Specifically, the GYCC wishes to explore questions related to cross-agency land and resource management opportunities, GYE-level priorities the GYCC should focus on, and future communication and collaboration with the public and stakeholder groups.

The conversation between the public and GYCC leadership is set for 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Teton County Library, 125 Virginian Lane, in Jackson, Wyo.  The emphasis of the session will be on interaction and communication between all attendees.

Information gathered during this listening session will help the GYCC develop and strengthen its working relationships with the public and stakeholders as they collaborate to put their resources toward addressing joint challenges and opportunities in managing these shared landscapes.

Those who plan to attend are asked to commit to attending the full four hour session and to RSVP by March 19 to [email protected].

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