• A hiker on Lonesome Ridge above Mills Falls on the Rocky Mountain Front.

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Wilderness needs you

We simply cannot take our wildlands for granted. When crucial decisions are on the table, the Montana Wilderness Association sends alerts to members and volunteers, and suggests effective ways to lead hearings, make phone calls, write letters, talk with your neighbors and elected officials, and more. Every small effort that you make protects Montana’s special wild places and enhances this important conservation work.

You have unique interests and talents, and MWA has innumerable ways you can contribute those talents in ways you find enjoyable. You can lead, follow, get your feet wet, pitch in on one project or make a lifetime commitment. Look on our volunteer page for examples: organize a hike, set up a database, start a local chapter, bake a treat, collect photos, teach a class, join the MWA State Council, attend a local chapter meeting, contact your congressional representative, help build a trail, or gather information on a landscape. Do you have other ideas? We’re eager to hear them!


Join us or renew your membership today to ensure a wild Montana tomorrow.


The Montana Wilderness Association exists because of strong volunteer activism. Our members engage in a range of activities, from participating…

Leave a Legacy

Pass on our wilderness heritage to future generations through the simplicity of a planned gift.

Other Giving Options

You’re in love with your hiking boots. You dream about fishing. You can’t get over your last adventure. You’re afraid…

Events Calendar

Find out what's going on in your neck of the woods. From Wilderness Walks, to film festivals, gatherings and presentations, our…

Wild Fest

Throughout 2014, the Montana Wilderness Association is celebrating 50 years of wilderness in a big way. Multiple events are planned…

Supporting Businesses

In Montana, we know that strong businesses make for strong communities.  So do wild places. We applaud these businesses for helping…

Job Openings

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