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Yellowstone sustainable energy project approved

The National Park Service has approved a plan to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy production systems at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch, which is a National Register Historic District. A finding of "No Significant Impact" was recently signed by Sue Masica, the Director of the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service. The finding completes the National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic Preservation Act processes which began earlier this year. Continue Reading →

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Group hosts sustainable travel training program in Wyoming

Chico Hot Springs in Pray, Mont. uses hot spring water to heat a greenhouse where fresh herbs and vegetables are raised for the resort's dining room. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate - click to enlarge)

The Yellowstone Business Partnership and Sustainable Travel International will co-host up to 30 tourism professionals at Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming for a hands-on educational experience designed to advance best practices in sustainable tourism. The course runs from Nov. 27 through Dec. 2 and is designed for tourism and hospitality professionals, sustainability consultants, professional and aspiring auditors, and environmental planners and managers, according to a statement released by the partnership. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone and Grand Teton food producers reap benefits from sustainability

Cody resident Amy Quick browses produce offered by Shoshone River Farm at a farmers' market in Cody, Wyo. (Elijah Cobb/click to enlarge)

A growing list of farmers and ranchers around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are using a mix of old ways and new techniques to supply sustainably produced food to travelers who crave authenticity and quality. Premiere purveyors in the parks are helping to drive a local sustainable food movement that allows small producers to grow their businesses and maintain agricultural production across Yellowstone country. Continue Reading →

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Options growing for sustainable dining in Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Concessioner Grand Teton Lodging Company offers severl items made from scratch using organic, sustainably raised ingredients in its Mural Dining Room at the Grand Teton Lodge. (courtesy photo - click to enlarge)

A rising interest among both restaurant owners and diners is driving a burgeoning movement in sustainable, farm-to-table dining around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. As more producers and chefs make their operations greener, locals and visitors to the parks and their gateway communities have a growing number of choices for sustainable Yellowstone dining. Continue Reading →

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