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Cecil Garland

Guest opinion: The Front needs full delegation support

Guest opinion: The Front needs full delegation support

In 1972, nearly 240,000 acres of federal public land lying between Montana’s iconic Rocky Mountain Front and storied Blackfoot River Valley became the first acres in the nation to enter the wilderness system at the behest of ordinary citizens. The story of the Scapegoat Wilderness has influe…

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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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Cecil Garland Scapegoat Wilderness

Cecil Garland Scapegoat Wilderness

Cecil Garland was among the first advocates who would push for protection of what became the Scapegoat Wilderness.

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Handful of Montanans won protection for Scapegoat — first citizen-designated wilderness in U.S.

Handful of Montanans won protection for Scapegoat — first citizen-designated wilderness in U.S.

LINCOLN — While camped above Ringeye Falls in the 1950s, Cecil Garland pulled an elk reed bugle from his duffel bag and released a call into the September air.

August 05, 2012 8:11 am Photos

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