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Looking out from the Mission Mountains Wilderness, designated in 1975 (photo by Justin Whitaker)

To celebrate our 60th anniversary, we're digging through the vault to tell the six-decade story of MWA, from our founding to today. This is part two, a glimpse into a decade of progess, setbacks, and change.

Summer in the Spanish Peaks, the site of the first official Wilderness Walk in 1962 (photo by Diana Proemm)

To celebrate our 60th anniversary, we're digging through the vault to tell the six-decade story of MWA, from our founding in 1958 to where we are today. 

The crew celebrating a successful project at Mystic Lake in the Pintlers (photo by Sonny Mazzullo)

Read about MWA's trail stewardship program, get the latest on the Wilderness Study Area defense, and more. 

The Swan Range poking up above the Flathead National Forest (photo by Hannah Ettema)

Explaining wilderness by way of experiences and things - horizon views, solitude, deep forests, high peaks - is one thing. Capturing what it mean to us is another challenge altogether.

A volunteer trail crew celebrating at Mystic Lake in the Pintlers (photo by Sonny Mazzullo)

Registration for this summer's Volunteer Trail Crew is now officially open! Be sure to sign up now, because spots will fill up quickly.

Shannon Lake in the Kootenai National Forest (photo by Chris Balboni)

Calling all college students! MWA’s Flathead-Kootenai Chapter is looking for our very own Edward Abbey, Aldo Leopold, or John Muir to write about what our state’s public lands mean to them, and what they’re doing to protect and preserve Montana’s wild heritage.