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vulnerable ecosystems 

in Yellowstone

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Season Highlights

Yellowstone National Park sits in one of the last nearly intact temperate ecosystems on the planet. And it’s home to some of the continent’s most charismatic wildlife, like bison and grizzly bear, species once on the very brink of extinction.


The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is intact because of the determination of citizens and scientists who have supported, preserved, reintroduced, and managed these critical species and habitats-otherwise it would be lost.


EPI’s programming develops this conservation mindset by engaging local students in scientific research and providing deep experiences with the natural world. These students arrive in the field as inquisitive youth and emerge as empowered, inspired conservation leaders.



Yellowstone Students

Take the first step in engaging the next generation of conservation leaders.


the Fieldwork

Life-changing experiences in the field are continued through the Bitterroot Wildlife Internship where students delve into intensive, four week-long sessions focusing on ecological education, conservation service, and hands-on research at the MPG Ranch in Lolo, Montana.

The program culminates in a symposium-style poster session, open to the public, where interns share the findings of their independent research projects.

Meet some of our alumni and the wildlife they're working to protect.


B Bar Ranch 

Custer-Gallatin National Forest (Gardiner Ranger District) 

National Parks Conservation Association 

Yellowstone Bear Management Team Yellowstone Bison Management Team 

Yellowstone Botany Team 

Yellowstone Wolf Project


Anonymous Donor 

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust 

Cross Charitable Foundation 

The William H. and Margaret M. Wallace Foundation 

State of Montana GEAR UP Program 

AMB West Community Fund 

The Lightfoot Foundation 

Cinnabar Foundation 

Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund



Ecology Project International

315 S. 4th Street. E.

Missoula, MT 59801

P 406.721.8784

F 406.721.7060



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