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Montana Wilderness Association

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…

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Naturalist, author: 'Like a lot of veterans, I was out of sorts'

Naturalist, author: 'Like a lot of veterans, I was out of sorts'

Naturalist, filmmaker and author Doug Peacock clearly has a heart for young veterans returning home after being deployed in war zones. More than 45 years ago, he was one of them.

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Outings, events celebrate wilderness near Fort Peck

Outings, events celebrate wilderness near Fort Peck

The Montana Wilderness Association is leading outings to explore some wilderness-quality backcountry in Eastern Montana.

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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.

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Wild prairie inventory: Students document land features north of Winnett

Wild prairie inventory: Students document land features north of Winnett

Sending a dirt bike rider and an Eastern Montana native to inventory lands with possible wilderness characteristics may seem like a bad choice by the Montana Wilderness Association, but Cameron Sapp doesn’t see it that way.

August 15, 2014 6:15 am Photos

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Even beginning hikers can find plenty of trails to enjoy

Even beginning hikers can find plenty of trails to enjoy

Hiking on the Palisades Trail, just minutes from downtown Red Lodge, is a sensory delight.

August 10, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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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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Judge: Conservation groups can’t join lawsuit over oil, gas drilling

Judge: Conservation groups can’t join lawsuit over oil, gas drilling

HELENA — A federal judge has denied the petition of several conservation groups to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to force U.S. officials to lift a suspension on drilling for natural gas and oil in the Badger-Two Medicine area near Glacier National Park.

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Hike to explore proposed CMR wilderness

Hike to explore proposed CMR wilderness

On July 12 hikers can explore the Crooked Creek proposed wilderness area as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Wilderness Act.

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Wilderness weekend offered on prairie

A weekend of camping, driving, modest hiking, photography, birding and wildlife viewing will be hosted by American Prairie Reserve, the C.M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, Montana Wilderness Association and Montana Audubon this weekend.

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Wilderness Walks

Wilderness Walks

The Montana Wilderness Association has more than 150 hikes and trail projects lined up for this year. The programs are free and open to the public.

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More Wilderness Walks offered this summer

More Wilderness Walks offered this summer

The Montana Wilderness Association will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act with more than 150 free guided day hikes, backpacking adventures, field trips and trail maintenance projects.

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Wilderness Act shaped Montana landscape

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

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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 …

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Meeting offers conservation groups a moment to shine

Ten conservation-minded Billings organizations spent the lunch hour Tuesday telling the City Council what they’ve been up to in recent months.

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During shorter days, it’s critical to spend time outside

On New Year’s Eve, people all over the world make New Year’s resolutions. Many people resolve to get healthier by eating less junk food, eating more vegetables, unplugging from technology or exercising more often. If you want to start the year with a health-focused resolution, consider getti…

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Winter Wilderness Walks offered

Winter Wilderness Walks offered

The Montana Wilderness Association is offering 55 guided snowshoe walks across some of the state's backcountry this winter.

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Winter walks

Winter walks

Winter walks give people a chance to explore new areas with a trip leader.

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Pryor Mountains

Pryor Mountains

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a conservation coalition's appeal of the travel plan for the Pryor Mountains.

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Billings man pops the question in holiday lights

Billings man pops the question in holiday lights

Many people dream of one day seeing their name in lights.

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