YELLOWSTONE MASTERS SERIES: BEYOND YELLOWSTONE

YELLOWSTONE MASTERS SERIES: BEYOND YELLOWSTONE

No Longer Available
Dates:
July 22 at 3 p.m. to July 26 at 4 p.m.
Location:
Cody, Wyoming, Tom Miner Basin, Montana
Instructors:
Chris Johns
SKU: 190717
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Masters Series
Program Subject:
Conservation, Wildlife

Registration begins July 31, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. MT for Yellowstone Forever Supporters and August 7, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. MT for the general public.

This class is no longer available. Wild animals find safe haven within the borders
of protected areas and in the ecosystems
surrounding them, but barriers to broader
movement between these landscapes can
isolate distant animal populations from one
another, jeopardizing diversity and overall
health. The National Geographic Society’s
Beyond Yellowstone program, led by Chris Johns,
is using a science-based approach to support
wildlife-compatible landscapes in the Greater
Yellowstone Ecosystem and beyond. Learn
first-hand through field trips and meetings with
local landowners how individuals, communities,
and agencies can work together to address the
challenges of species recovery and migration
across public and private lands.

 

The Masters Series

A special addition to our Field Seminars, the Yellowstone Masters
Series features world-renowned experts in their field whose work
has made important contributions to their profession. Experience
the park alongside people who have changed our way of seeing and
understanding the world, from journalism to natural history study
and scientific research. The Masters Series programs include food and lodging.

Yellowstone Society supporters—a special group of stewards who annually contribute a
gift of $1,000 or more—receive early registration for these events beginning January 23.
They are also invited to attend a private function before the start of the events to meet
and greet Yellowstone Forever and National Park Service leadership. Please contact Tara Castelucci at tcastelucci@yellowstone.org or call 406.396.6671 for more information about the Yellowstone Society.

Download Program Information:

Yellowstone Masters Series: Beyond Yellowstone

SUMMER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 3 miles per day, comfortably, with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 5 miles per day, comfortably, with occasional elevation gains up to 1000 feet in undulating terrain.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 8 miles per day, at a brisk pace, comfortably, with climbs up to 1500 feet on dirt trails. Loose rocks, uneven footing, and off-trail hiking are possible. Good coordination is recommended.
  • Be prepared for brisk aerobic, destination-oriented hiking up to 12 miles a day. You should be physically conditioned to do these hikes comfortably. Elevation changes up to 2000 feet on dirt trails or off-trail. Loose rock, uneven footing, steep hillside traverses, and stream crossings are possible. Good coordination is required.

WINTER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Leisurely hikes up to 1 mile per day through relatively flat terrain on maintained or snow-packed trails.
  • Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Brisk hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing up to 5 miles per day with climbs up to 500 feet, including some trail-breaking in snow.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 8 miles per day with climbs up to 1000 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 12 miles per day with climbs up to 1500 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.