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.
CRAIG — The Dearborn River offers your paddling Goldilocks a classic three-bears set of options.
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…
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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A new report by a Bozeman-based economic analysis firm says that communities along the Rocky Mountain Front have seen slow, steady growth with per-capita income and average earnings per job being 10 to 15 percent greater than elsewhere in Montana.
The Missoula County Fire Protection Association raised the fire danger to extreme on Monday, and fire officials announced stage 1 restrictions across southwest Montana starting Wednesday.
Cecil Garland was among the first advocates who would push for protection of what became the Scapegoat Wilderness.
Designated by Congress in 1972, the Scapegoat Wilderness now has 239,936 acres in Montana. Its long northwest border is shared with Bob Marshall Wilderness.
LINCOLN — While camped above Ringeye Falls in the 1950s, Cecil Garland pulled an elk reed bugle from his duffel bag and released a call into the September air.
A forecast for cooler weather and possible rain had officials talking optimistically about a fire burning in the Scapegoat Wilderness about 25 miles southwest of Augusta.
HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus told wilderness advocates Thursday that he is still undecided about taking their proposed Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act to Congress.