Looking out over the Great Burn proposed Wilderness. Photo by Zack Porter.
Having been actively involved in every successful wilderness campaign in the state's history, MWA tackles projects with the same enthusiasm and energy it takes to ascend a mountain summit: step by step. Our work is diverse and innovative. It ranges from working collaboratively with communities and businesses to protect our wildlands to training the next generation to be champions for wilderness to doing the grunt work of building the Continental Divide Trail through Montana.
Dive a little deeper here to find a campaign or program that you can get excited about, and contact us. Active members are what MWA is all about.
Our campaigns identify wild areas that hold great potential and look for administrative and legislative paths towards protecting these areas for future generations. Staff, member volunteers, and friends of MWA work with local communities and businesses to find long-term solutions that protect these wildlands while nurturing other important aspects of our communities.
MWA’s wide-ranging programs maintain one consistent focus: protect the potential wilderness qualities of all of Montana’s public lands, particularly the lands that are free of roads and other major development, and geographically or historically important. Members and staff work with government agencies when they craft travel and forest plans, and we review and comment on proposed policies.