The Great Burn Study Group
The Great Burn Study Group (GBSG) is dedicated to achieving wilderness designation for the proposed Great Burn Wilderness and to conserving the wild and remote character of the northern Bitterroot Mountains in western Montana and northern Idaho.
GBSG focuses on the preservation of a well-defined land base, leverages its modest resources thoughtfully, and invests in projects with a high probability of significant results. GBSG works hard to develop and support protective land management policies and the effective enforcement of those policies to preserve the wild and remote character, wildlife habitat, ecological integrity, and wilderness potential of the GBSG mission area.
News & Events
The Backcountry Horsemen (BCH) of Missoula and GBSG are partnering to remove trash and unwanted items from the Great Burn. Each year, we have agreed to jointly complete one important project. This year, BCH members removed 130 lb. of trash, including an old stove, from the Mud Lake area. Thay also removed numerous nails from trees in the same area. We’re thrilled by this partnership to keep the Great Burn wild!
GBSG field stewardship activities are conducted in partnership with the National Forest Foundation and other generous donors.