Gooseberry Mesa National Recreation Trail in Utah is a splendid place to mountain bike but it possesses only a fraction of the high wildlife values involving large mammals that the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has. The kind of intensive recreation pressure that happens there and in states like Colorado, California, Oregon and Washington would overwhelm the quality of wildness in Greater Yellowstone—wildness vital to the persistence of species in the ecosystem. Photo courtesy Bureau of Land Management
Gooseberry Mesa National Recreation Trail in Utah is a splendid place to mountain bike but it possesses only a fraction of the high wildlife values involving large mammals that the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has. The kind of intensive recreation pressure that happens there and in states like Colorado, California, Oregon and Washington would overwhelm the quality of wildness in Greater Yellowstone—wildness vital to the persistence of species in the ecosystem. Photo courtesy Bureau of Land Management