“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”

- Chief Seattle


The Common Ground Project is a nature-based retreat, hiking, and camping experience in which small groups of people from around the world share adventure, education, and conversation.

It has been said the most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.  Our intent is to elevate this belief through experiencing the power of wild landscapes and connectivity of campfires.  The Common Ground Project has been created to offer people a profoundly unique experience on the edge of Yellowstone National Park.  We are bringing ecological and cultural education to the forefront of conversation, including guided day-hikes, over-night camping, work with horses, wildlife viewing, and facilitated campfire discussions ranging from the ethics of land stewardship to wildlife biology and the human-carnivore conflict. 

All of our programs - each offering a distinct experience - are designed to draw people closer to one another and to the landscapes we call “home”. We strive for intimacy in our connection to people and landscapes, excellence in service to our guests, and authenticity in our approach to community-building.

Through the weaving of our stories may we cultivate connectivity from one person to another; to the trees and soils and creatures of the world... may we find common ground.  


Our mission is to experience the power of wild landscapes in order to foster learning, promote community, and encourage healing for people and the environment, worldwide.