Protecting Wild Places

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MWA staff, volunteers, and friends work with local communities and businesses to find solutions that provide long-term protection for Montana’s wild places, habitat for the wildlife that lives there, and sustainable jobs for Montanans. From the Yaak Valley, Scotchman Peaks, and Cabinet Mountains in Montana's northwest corner to Musselshell breaks country to the prairie wildlands of eastern Montana, we work to develop made-in-Montana solutions to protect our wild heritage. Explore our campaign areas below, and contact your local field office if you'd like to get involved. 

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...

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

Home to grizzly bears, wolverines, elk, and other important species, the Gallatin Range is the largest unprotected landscape sharing...

Lewis & Clark Wildlands

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

Musselshell Breaks Country

In the heart of Montana, where the Musselshell River sweeps north to meet the Missouri, there is a vast...

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...

The Ruby Valley and Snowcrest Range

Outside of hunting season, the wild Snowcrest Recommended Wilderness in southwest Montana sees few people. Rising from the valley...

Whitefish and Swan Ranges

Home to the Bob Marshall, Great Bear, and the Mission Mountains Wilderness Areas, the Flathead National Forest provides the...

The Yaak, Scotchman Peaks, and Cabinet Mountains

The 2.2 million acre Kootenai National Forest is a special place: strikingly beautiful, biologically rich, and a little bit mysterious....