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Scapegoat Wilderness

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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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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Guest opinion: Heritage Act would continue bipartisan conservation

Guest opinion: Heritage Act would continue bipartisan conservation

For over 60 years, the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association has served as an important voice for the outfitting industry and as a key partner in decisions that effect management of public land and wildlife resources. We are proud to represent over 200 member businesses across the state.…

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Study finds public land along Rocky Mountain Front is driver of growth

Study finds public land along Rocky Mountain Front is driver of growth

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.

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Missoula County fire danger moves to extreme; restrictions tighten

Missoula County fire danger moves to extreme; restrictions tighten

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.

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Cecil Garland Scapegoat Wilderness

Cecil Garland Scapegoat Wilderness

Cecil Garland was among the first advocates who would push for protection of what became the Scapegoat Wilderness.

August 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Scapegoat wilderness

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.

August 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Handful of Montanans won protection for Scapegoat — first citizen-designated wilderness in U.S.

Handful of Montanans won protection for Scapegoat — first citizen-designated wilderness in U.S.

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.

August 05, 2012 8:11 am Photos

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Officials choose to fight fire in Scapegoat Wilderness

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.

July 14, 2012 6:44 amLoading…
Baucus reviewing plan for Rocky Mountain Front

Baucus reviewing plan for Rocky Mountain Front

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.

August 12, 2011 7:30 pmLoading…

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