2018 Annual Symposium Excursions Post-symposium Excursion

Reservations for the post-symposium excursion will be through the same website as Registration.  Costs are in US dollars and include transport, accommodation, lunches, and guides.  The capacity of the excursion will be around 38. Photos of some of the landscapes, vegetation types, and species that you will see during the excursions are available on the Photo Gallery and links to websites, books, and phone apps on the vegetation and flora are on the Flora and Vegetation Resources page.

Post-symposium excursion C: Beartooth and Yellowstone National Park

July 28 – August 1, 2018 (4 nights)  Cost $845
SOLD OUT and wait-list is currently full and closed. For information, please contact Toni Lee at toni.lee@montana.edu


Post-symposium excursion C will head east from Bozeman to the unique Beartooth Mountains, and return through Yellowstone National Park.  The first day we'll explore lower and mid-elevation conifer forests of the Beartooth, spending the evening in Red Lodge, Montana.  The next day we'll travel up the Beartooth Highway ("the most beautiful road in America") to spend the day on the extensive alpine plateau.  The Beartooth Plateau played a critical role in the early study of North American alpine vegetation and is the most easily accessible extensive alpine area in the continental US.  Information on the vegetation of the Beartooth Mountains can be viewed at: http://ecology.msu.montana.edu/droberts/beartooth_vegetation.pdf


We'll then enter Yellowstone National Park through the northeast entrance and travel down the Lamar River Valley.  The Lamar features a broad valley of grasslands and wetlands with numerous bison, and often elk, wolves, and bears.  We'll spend the third evening at the iconic Yellowstone Lake Lodge, and then exit Yellowstone and travel south for Grand Teton National Park spending the last evening in Jackson, Wyoming.  The vegetation of Grand Teton is quite distinct from Yellowstone, with the beautiful Snake River stream terraces and the Teton Range to the west.  The last day we'll travel north from Jackson back to Bozeman with stops in the Gallatin Valley of Montana.

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