Our shining mountains, blue ribbon streams and rolling prairies are the reasons many of us choose to forge lives in Montana. But our lands and wildlife mean little without public access. Two-thirds of Montanans visit public lands at least six times per year, and outdoor industries pump $6 bi…
KALISPELL — U.S. Sen. John Walsh is proposing a bill that would keep public lands open when the federal government shuts down.
SALT LAKE CITY — Some Western Republican officials say their states are missing out on revenues and opportunities to prevent wildfires because they don't have enough control over public lands.
HELENA — U.S. Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester told their colleagues Tuesday that it is time to pass their bills expanding forest protections.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Obama administration said Friday it will for the first time require companies drilling for oil and natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
CODY, Wyo. — For the first time anyone can remember, county commissioners, conservationists, energy officials and a number of user groups sat down Wednesday night at one table, in one room, to discuss public lands and the many opinions surrounding their use.
Wild horses graze on public land east of Cody on Thursday. Public lands were the focus of a round-table discussion Wednesday of county commissioners, energy officials, conservationists and user groups.
The sagebrush prairie meets Carter Mountain in northwest Wyoming. Public lands were the focus of a first-of-its-kind meeting of counties, conservationists, energy officials and user groups on Wednesday in Cody.
CODY, Wyo. — Saying they have the backing of most area residents, Park County commissioners voted 4-1 this week to not recommend to the Bureau of Land Management any special or unique landscapes for wilderness protection.
Outdoors editor Brett French on Montana Outdoors Radio Show on October 23, 2010.