Montana Wilderness Association
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…
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.
On July 12 hikers can explore the Crooked Creek proposed wilderness area as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Wilderness Act.
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.
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.
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.
GREAT FALLS — The federal Wilderness Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Sept. 3, 1964.
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 …
Ten conservation-minded Billings organizations spent the lunch hour Tuesday telling the City Council what they’ve been up to in recent months.
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…
The Montana Wilderness Association is offering 55 guided snowshoe walks across some of the state's backcountry this winter.
Winter walks give people a chance to explore new areas with a trip leader.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a conservation coalition's appeal of the travel plan for the Pryor Mountains.
Many people dream of one day seeing their name in lights.
“Wilderness and … Romanticism” will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Emerson Center’s Weaver Room in Bozeman.
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…
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…
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.
The Montana Wilderness Association is seeking photographs for its fifth annual Picture Wild Montana photo contest.
Fiddle player Geoffrey Paul Taylor and guitarist Sean Larsen will take the stage at Bones Brewing with their bluegrass band, Ted Ness and the Rusty Nails, as the featured act for this year’s Music for the Wild. Flanking the musicians are members of the Montana Wilderness Association, Cameron…