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Montana Wilderness Association

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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Dancer to talk about interpreting natural world

“Wilderness and … Romanticism” will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Emerson Center’s Weaver Room in Bozeman.

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Guest opinion: Protecting Montana’s wildland heritage requires teamwork

This is the time of year when Montanans shoulder their backpacks or saddle their horses and head for the hills. From snowmelt to the end of hunting season, Montana’s wilderness and backcountry beckon, calling to us with opportunities to reconnect with nature and rebalance our lives through s…

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Cameron Sapp from the Montana Wilderness Association

Cameron Sapp from the Montana Wilderness Association

Cameron Sapp, left, from the Montana Wilderness Association greets Rocky Mountain College student Mitch Lagge during a Job Fair at the college Wednesday. Rocky Mountain College students had the opportunity to meet with off-campus and on-campus employers during a job and internship fair on th…

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Judge rules in favor of Forest Service

Judge rules in favor of Forest Service

BUTTE — A federal judge ruled in favor of the U.S. Forest Service Monday in a lawsuit filed by Beaverhead County commissioners concerning access to 322,000 acres in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.

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