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About Benefit Big Sky

Benefit Big Sky is a community nonprofit founded in 2022 by the Big Sky Owners Association. Our projects strive to improve our natural environment, safety, public works, and infrastructure while building opportunities for recreation, education, and the arts here in our beautiful home.

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 Support Our Restoration Work on the West Fork Gallatin River and Little Coyote Pond!

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Little Coyote Pond/ West Fork Gallatin River Restoration Project

The Restoration Project is a community and sustainability-focused initiative that’s happening at Little Coyote Pond, next to Big Sky’s Meadow Village. This project will benefit everyone in Big Sky! The first step is to improve the flow, fish passage, and filtration of the West Fork Gallatin River, and clean up Little Coyote Pond. This construction phase was finished up at the beginning of February, and the pond was refilled with water.

The next step is to use the restored space to create a new Community Recreation Facility for everyone in Big Sky. The area will include fishing docks, a perimeter trail, boat rentals, and beach areas, and will back right up into public land. The goal of the Little Coyote Pond/West Fork Gallatin River Restoration Project is to enhance the quality of life for long-term and seasonal residents, tourists, vendors, and commuting employees alike, all while improving our beloved Gallatin River. BSOA has allocated this land to be used by the public for free and in perpetuity!

In order to finish this project for public use by the summer of 2024, we still need to raise $407,239. Benefit Big Sky staff is working hard to fundraise, apply for grants, and share information, but this project cannot be completed without your help! Consider donating to this initiative and sharing this information with others in our community. Every little bit counts!

Thanks to our donors and partners who have helped us get to where we are!


Our Restoration Project Fundraising Goal

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Our Initiatives

Community & Recreation

Construction on our West Fork and Little Coyote Pond Restoration Project has already begun.


BBS is working to fund the Best Practices Guidebook, a guide to stewardship in the Big Sky area, so that it can get published this spring.


The Big Sky community has asked for Traffic Calming Initiatives to be taken in the area, and BBS is raising money to get these implemented as quickly as possible.

Christmas Stroll in 2023

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