Protecting Wild Places

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MWA staff, volunteers, and friends work with local communities and businesses and find solutions that provide long-term protection for Montana’s special places, from Scotchman Peaks in the far northwest corner to the vast prairie wildlands across the east.

Badger-Two Medicine

Home of the Blackfeet creation story, the Badger-Two Medicine is the connective habitat between Glacier National Park and the...

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project

In 2005, snowmobilers and wilderness advocates in Norman Maclean’s Blackfoot country agreed to a proposal that added more...

Cabinet Mountains & Scotchman Peaks

The magnificent 88,000-acre Scotchman Peaks roadless area spans the Idaho-Montana state line, providing unparalleled access to experience the wilderness...

The Great Burn and String of Pearls

Larger than the state of Delaware, the Great Burn and the String of Pearls are a chain of wild,...

Gallatin Range

Since 1958, the Montana Wilderness Association (MWA) has been working with communities to protect Montana’s wilderness heritage, quiet...

The Kootenai

In late 2015, the Kootenai Stakeholders agreed to a forest-wide proposal that establishes guidelines for timber management, creates areas for...

Lewis & Clark Wildlands

We’ve recently sharpened our focus on the Continental Divide corridor that runs through the Helena National Forest...

Prairie Wildlands

Many people tend to associate wilderness and wildlands more with mountains than prairies. Montana’s high plains are...

Pryor Mountains

Tucked in the southeast corner of Montana, along the Wyoming border, the Pryor Mountains feature 8,000-foot peaks, deep canyons,...

Rocky Mountain Front

The Front is one of the most productive wildlife habitats in the nation, and we helped permanently protect it...

Whitefish Range

The Whitefish Range provides refuge for a remarkable community of life in the transboundary region of the Crown of...

The Yaak

Located in the far northwest corner of Montana, the Yaak Valley is one of the most productive and biologically...