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Guest opinion: House bill makes empty promises about national forests

In Washington D.C., it’s often easier to make noise than progress. That’s certainly the case with HR 1526, the so-called “Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act.” The name sounds great, but the fact is this radical bill has zero chance of becoming law and thus no chance of mak…

October 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Time to push made-in-Montana public land legislation

I recently got to hike with some fellow Montanans 2,000 feet up to Headquarters Pass on the Rocky Mountain Front.

September 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Guest opinion: Montanans bridging partisan divides on wilderness

Guest opinion: Montanans bridging partisan divides on wilderness

Earlier this month, Montanans who like to hunt big game, catch wild trout and just plain get away from it all celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

September 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Let’s stick together to protect Montana’s last best wildlands

Gazette opinion: Let’s stick together to protect Montana’s last best wildlands

Most Montanans are too young to remember when spectacular Montana land last was protected as wilderness. That event was in 1972. A true grass roots movement succeeded in adding the Scapegoat Wilderness along the Rocky Mountain Front to the nation’s wilderness treasury.

September 02, 2014 6:00 amLoading…

Wilderness Act shaped Montana landscape

GREAT FALLS — The federal Wilderness Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Sept. 3, 1964.

May 04, 2014 12:46 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: U.S. warriors deserve respite in MT wilderness

Montana’s wilderness. That’s where my mind went to most often while I was deployed in southern Afghanistan as an explosive ordnance disposal operator in the summer of 2009. Some people missed their families, others had a sweetheart or spouse back home who they missed, and others just longed …

April 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Guest opinion: Heritage Act would continue bipartisan conservation

Guest opinion: Heritage Act would continue bipartisan conservation

For over 60 years, the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association has served as an important voice for the outfitting industry and as a key partner in decisions that effect management of public land and wildlife resources. We are proud to represent over 200 member businesses across the state.…

April 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Guest opinion: Heritage Act would protect Montana wilderness

Guest opinion: Heritage Act would protect Montana wilderness

Wilderness replenishes our soul. Our eyes get a little brighter after a few days in the backcountry. Our stresses slide off like April snowmelt. Traveling to wild country can be a challenging journey, but it’s a journey that changes us for the better.

January 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Forest Service, other workers learn traditional skills for wilderness

Forest Service, other workers learn traditional skills for wilderness

MONTURE CREEK – Want to know how to lift a 1,000-pound bridge span across a creek without messing up the wilderness?

September 12, 2013 9:03 am Photos

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Missoula County fire danger moves to extreme; restrictions tighten

Missoula County fire danger moves to extreme; restrictions tighten

The Missoula County Fire Protection Association raised the fire danger to extreme on Monday, and fire officials announced stage 1 restrictions across southwest Montana starting Wednesday.

August 28, 2012 3:00 pm Related Loading…
Guest opinion: Hush of wilderness remains invaluable after 40 years

Guest opinion: Hush of wilderness remains invaluable after 40 years

Even old outfitters remember the days we were green. Fortunately for myself, l learned the ropes from one of Montana’s great legends, Tom “Hobnail” Edwards, who along with his wife, Helen, ran the Whitetail Ranch near Ovando for decades.

August 25, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Montanans must unite again to protect the Front

Guest opinion: Montanans must unite again to protect the Front

The Rocky Mountain Front is where the tide of the Montana prairie heads toward the sunset and collides with the soaring reefs of the Northern Rocky Mountains. This is a legendary landscape of colossal geography and a wildlife population to match any on the planet!

December 17, 2011 12:10 amLoading…

Out there: Wolverine sighting is dream unfulfilled

I’ve seen rivers run backward and geese fly upside down. I’ve seen elk eat rocks and squirrels fall out of trees. I’ve seen the sun rise over the North Pole and I’ve seen an eagle catch an antelope.

October 02, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

Groups encourage exploration, protection of the Rocky Mountain Front

The options for recreation along the Rocky Mountain Front seem endless — rafting down the South Fork of the Sun River (note, there’s a waterfall and reservoir at the end), backpacking and fishing up the North Fork of the Sun, or car camping along the Benchmark Road.

May 08, 2011 12:05 amLoading…
Group will help raise money for Absaroka-Beartooth

Group will help raise money for Absaroka-Beartooth

Lynda Borque Moss fondly recalls stretching out for a nap along the banks of Thompson Lake in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness after a September picnic, listening to the sigh of the wind through the trees, watching the clouds drift slowly overhead.

October 14, 2010 12:30 am Photos

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