Montana Wilderness Association
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…
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.
The Montana Wilderness Association is leading outings to explore some wilderness-quality backcountry in Eastern Montana.
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.
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.
Hiking on the Palisades Trail, just minutes from downtown Red Lodge, is a sensory delight.
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.