Thank you to our business members!
Strong businesses – and wild places – make for strong communities.
At Montana Wilderness Association, we believe wilderness is what makes Montana the last best place. This is why we want to ensure that businesses like those listed below have the opportunity to be involved in the protection of wild places and public lands, while having their products and services be associated with these actions. By partnering with MWA, these businesses reach numerous like-minded folks throughout Montana who share their values and mission. We have support levels available for each and every type of business – whether you're a small town mom-and-pop start-up, or a large corporation spanning the globe.
As a Business Member of MWA, your investment will
Protect wild country
We’re working to protect more than a million acres of Montana’s wildest backcountry – places such as the Ruby Valley, the Gallatin Crest, the headwaters of the Blackfoot, and the sacred Badger-Two Medicine.
Inspire people to get out
Our online hiking guide and our 59-year-strong Widlerness Walks program give people the free-of-charge opportunity to experience wild places, try out new activities, and foster a love of the great outdoors.
Bring people together
From the Kootenai to the Badlands, we work with people from all walks of life to build trails, enhance recreation opportunities, and make sure Montana will always have majestic wildlands.
At Montana’s universities, we’re leading trips into roadless country, then helping students find ways to protect those places when they return to campus.
Make the backcountry better
Each summer, our volunteers wield pulaskis and pickaxes to help keep our trails in tip-top shape, benefitting the millions of people who use Montana’s public lands.
Download our program overview
Learn more about our giving levels.
Is your business looking to support wildlands conservation and reach thousands of new customers? Contact Mike Rooney, MWA's development manager of outreach, at email@example.com or (406) 443-7350, ext.103.
Big Sky Champion Sponsors
The Polebridge Mercantile and Bakery
Serving the North Fork for more than 100 years! The Merc is your perfect, one-stop, supply and resupply shop for those adventuring through Polebridge and the remote northwest corner of Glacier National Park. The shelves of the Merc are stocked with practical wares like gauze and parachute cord, power steering fluid and Spam, making it a one-stop supply shop.
At Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we design our own line of award-winning REI brand gear and clothing. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we gladly share our enthusiasm for our products—and the trails, slopes and waterways where we play.
We play good music…Actually, GREAT music. To learn more, please visit us at trail1033.com.
Wilderness Steward Sponsors
At D.A. Davidson Companies, we believe there is only one way to navigate through the wealth of financial services options: straightforward. We offer clear strategies with smart, personalized solutions that match your goals and show you the path to achieve them. We’re with you every step of the way — leveraging our nationally-recognized research, capital market and investment banking expertise, and the largest network of financial advisors headquartered in the West.
First Interstate Bank
First Interstate is a community bank headquartered in Billings, Montana. With over 140 offices across Idaho, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. We’re dedicated to helping these diverse communities reach their greatest potential—answering the needs of residents and businesses with practical financial solutions.
Highline Adventures owns and operates 7 motels throughout the state of Montana. Our company is built on providing a local experience for our guests and using unique sustainability practices for the motel industry.
KGLT began broadcasting on the Montana State University Campus in 1968 as KATZ, a low-power station heard only around the MSU campus. In the early 70's, when a group of passionate students pushed for upgrading the signal to reach the broader Bozeman community, KGLT 91.9fm was born. Since then, KGLT has grown across Southwest Montana with translators in Helena, Livingston, Big Timber, Gardiner-Mammoth and streaming world-wide at KGLT.net.
Montana State Parks
Montana State Park's Mission is to preserve and protect our state’s heritage and the natural beauty of our public lands for the benefit of our families, communities, local economies and out-of-state visitors. Our objectives are to provide excellent land stewardship, public safety and service through recreation, innovation and education. Our goals are to provide an extraordinary experience for our visitors and to keep our state park system strong now and for generations to come.
Opportunity Bank of Montana
We at Opportunity Bank of Montana believe that being part of community means giving back, because when you grow; we grow. This is why we reinvest in our communities. In addition to donating to numerous charities, we also sponsor Dave Ramsey Foundations in Personal Finance in 16 high schools across the state to help our young adults enter into the working world with the financial savvy to navigate it safely.
Valley Veterinary Hospital
Valley Veterinary Hospital an integrated veterinary hospital providing a complete array of services consisting of Western medicine (digital x-ray, ultrasound, and in-house laboratory and pharmacy) as well as alternative therapies (chiropractic care, acupuncture, prolotherapy, therapeutic laser, and several lines of species-appropriate diets) to enhance and enable vibrant health. Our veterinarians are committed to the highest quality veterinary services available in the Greater Helena Area.
Landscape Partner Sponsors
The Base Camp
The Base Camp opened in 1975 as an outdoor specialty shop in downtown Helena, Montana by Scott and Deb Brown. In 1990, Scott returned to his hometown of Billings, Montana and opened a second store.
Blackfoot River Brewing Company
At Blackfoot River Brewing, we believe in making our handcrafted beers the right way. We use only the finest traditional ingredients, specifically tailored to each style of beer. This means that we sacrifice costs and efficiency to give you the quality of beer that you deserve. Most importantly, at our brewery, the brewing of beer is much more important than the selling of beer.
The Good Food Store
Born more than 40 years ago as Mr. Natural's Good Food Store, we're still Missoula's home for locally-produced, organic and bulk foods. Now our name's a little shorter. And the store’s a lot bigger. But our mission remains the same: The Good Food Store is dedicated to supporting a healthy community. We provide a wide selection of organic food and natural products, conduct our business in an ethical and respectful manner and donate to organizations in need.
Wildlands Supporter Sponsors
Headhunters Fly Shop
Headhunters Fly Shop is located in the not-so-sleepy fishing village of Craig, Montana, on the banks of the world famous Missouri River. There’s a reason that the Missouri River is on everyone’s fly-fishing “to do” list, and many return year after year. In our fly shop, you’ll find an incredible selection of flies specific to the Missouri River, tackle to suit all budgets, the river’s best guide staff and the best customer service in Big Sky Country.
Mystery Ranch is built on a heritage of function, comfort, quality and durability. Since 2000, Mystery Ranch has been manufacturing packs and load carriage systems for military, hunting, wildland fire and mountaineering customers, with a focus on use-specific designs and hand-built quality. Based in Bozeman, Montana, Mystery Ranch is a global brand with worldwide production and distribution.
True To The Trail. It's the compass heading that guides everything Oboz Footwear does. From building great fitting footwear to how we give back to our community and the way we treat our planet. It's a mindset that grounds us in what's most important, doing things the right way. Because any other just wouldn't be true to the trail.
Valley Bank of Helena
Valley Bank proudly serves the Helena Valley and surrounding areas, helping businesses and individuals achieve their financial goals every day. With more than 40 years of service in our communities, Valley Bank of Helena is proud to have joined the Glacier family in 1998. We continue serving our communities with the same personal attention our customers have always known, all with the added resources of our expanded banking family.
Conservation Advocate Sponsors
Our designs and innovation have refined and defined the sport, and with the help of adventurers all over the world, pushed packrafting further than we ever thought possible.
Absaroka Energy is committed to providing clean renewable energy by creating innovative solutions that enhance our electrical infrastructure.
Swan Valley Connections
SVC is a collaborative conservation and education nonprofit that provides educational opportunities to people of all ages through our K-12, community programs, and our experiential college courses accredited through the University of Montana.
The Trail Head
Serving Missoula and Western Montana with specialty outdoor gear, quality products, service, rentals, repairs and information for over 35 years.
Treeline Coffee Roasters
Driven by curiosity, intuition and honesty, we seek to create an unforgettable coffee experience from farm-to-cup.
Montana Defender Sponsors