Yellowstone Forever

Annual 1872 Society Weekend

Lake Yellowstone ReflectionsPhoto credit: Tom Murphy

On September 19-21, 2014 at the newly remodeled Yellowstone Lake Hotel, the Yellowstone Park Foundation will host a very special, fun-filled weekend for supporters at the $1,000+ level (our 1872 Society).

Surround yourself with the beauty of Yellowstone in the fall, and join the Foundation and special guests for a weekend of activities in the Park.

For additional information, please contact Marisa Griffith at 406.586.6303 or

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  • NPS ranger-led hikes to Elephant Back Mountain, Storm Point, and Natural Bridge
  • Early morning wildlife viewing in Hayden Valley with an NPS ranger
  • NPS ranger-led walk of the Mud Volcano Area
  • Click here for our comprehensive Field Trip Flyer


Gary Ferguson, Author

gary furgesonOver the past 25 years Gary has traveled thousands of miles down the rivers, trails and back roads of North America: trekking 500 miles through Yellowstone to write Walking Down the Wild (Simon & Schuster), wandering through the seasons with the first 14 wolves released into Yellowstone National Park for The Yellowstone Wolves: The First Year (Globe Pequot), spending a season in the field at a wilderness therapy program for the best-selling Shouting at the Sky (St. Martin's Press).

"I began my writing career by exploring the tracks humans have left in nature," he says. "Now I'm mostly interested in the tracks nature leaves in us."

Gary's lively keynote presentations are each tailored to a specific audience and celebrate how science, myth, psychology and cultural history shape our thoughts and experiences of the natural world.


Mimi Matsuda, Artist

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Renowned Montana artist, Mimi Matsuda, has created this incredible original painting just for our group and this event!

George Bumann, Sculptor

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"Seat of Power" Grizzly Bear

Robert Howell, Photographer

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"All Tucked Inn"
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"Aurora Geyser"
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"Open all Night"

Matt Meredith, Artist and Woodcarver

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 Print on aluminum. "A birds eye view"

Patagonia Down Vest

La Châtelaine
Chocolat Co.

REI Waterproof
Scat Bear
Spray Belts
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Sculpture “First Light”
by Big Sky Carvers
Brown Bear Wall Art
by Big Sky Carvers

Ken White, Artist

Denver Bryan, Photographer


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