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Rocky Mountain Front protection clears Senate hurdle

Rocky Mountain Front protection clears Senate hurdle

MISSOULA — Protection for some Montana wild country cleared a key hurdle on Thursday morning when the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved Sen. Max Baucus’ Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act.

November 21, 2013 12:15 pm Video Photos

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Wilderness Treatment Center marks 30 years

Wilderness Treatment Center marks 30 years

MARION — The young man is all smiles until he’s tied in and walking backward toward the cliff. Morning sunshine warms the 90-foot sheer rock wall near Kila, and his bravado flickers and falters as his heels run up against the edge.

September 12, 2013 11:11 am Photos

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Researchers, land managers track small carnivores

Researchers, land managers track small carnivores

CONDON – A compact disc dangling from the branch of a lodgepole pine catches the morning sunlight and mimics the flash of a snowshoe hare, while the hindquarters of a road-killed deer wired to a nearby bear-rub tree will lure in a suite of small, elusive carnivores that range in the Swan Valley.

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Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act reintroduced in Congress

Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act reintroduced in Congress

MISSOULA — After a near-miss last year, the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act has been reintroduced in the 113th Congress, on the 100th anniversary of the Sun River Game Preserve.

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Baucus presents Rocky Mountain wilderness bill

Baucus presents Rocky Mountain wilderness bill

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus on Thursday presented to a Senate panel his plan for new wilderness and conservation area along the Rocky Mountain Front, with high hopes and the backing of the Obama administration.

March 22, 2012 1:42 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Forest restoration brings Americans together

The Forest Service recently announced major plans to increase the pace of forest restoration work across the country. What does that mean? In practical terms it means more clean water for Americans, new jobs in the woods, increased fire safety for communities and better recreational access t…

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Baucus backs Rocky Mountain Front wilderness bill

Baucus backs Rocky Mountain Front wilderness bill

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus said Friday he will sponsor a bill to expand the wilderness on the Rocky Mountain Front, saying the proposal has a good chance of being the first wilderness designation in the state since the early 1980s.

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Montana outfitters wary of initiative

OVANDO — Looking out the window at their favorite hunting grounds, outfitters at a table see something that scares them worse than wolves.

February 07, 2010 11:30 pmLoading…

Group unveils Rocky Mountain Front proposal

A plan that proposes to add a new layer of protection to 307,000 acres along the Rocky Mountain Front, while adding 86,000 acres in six chunks to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, was unveiled Wednesday.

September 16, 2009 6:45 pm Related

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