• A summer virga over the Little Belt Mountains and Middle Fork Judith River WSA.

What’s New - Around MWA

Home What's New
Photo by Patrick Colleran
Mary Hollow at the podium introducing Gov. Steve Bullock (photo by Laura Lundquist)

Mary Hollow at the podium introducing Gov. Steve Bullock (photo by Laura Lundquist)

“These lands are our heritage. These lands are our birthright. These lands are one of our great equalizers," Gov. Bullock said.

MWA President Lee Boman presenting award to Dan Bennett (photo by Eric Heidle)

MWA President Lee Boman presenting award to Dan Bennett (photo by Eric Heidle)

Each year at Wild Fest, MWA honors several people for the work they’ve done championing wilderness, promoting quiet trails, and advocating for responsible management of public lands. We presented the 2016 Brass Lantern Awards to seven people this year. 

Cecil Garland in the backcountry (photo courtesy of the Garland family)

Cecil Garland in the backcountry (photo courtesy of the Garland family)

Over the last few years, I’ve interviewed numerous wilderness champions, including environmentalists, government agency personnel, farmers, ranchers, politicians, outfitters, Native Americans, authors, artists, and ordinary citizens who simply love Montana’s outdoors. 

Arlo Skari with his wife Darlene and MWA President Lee Boman

Arlo Skari with his wife Darlene and MWA President Lee Boman

Each year MWA honors several people for the work they’ve done championing wilderness, promoting quiet trails, and advocating for responsible management of public lands. 

Christy Curd in the Beartooths

Christy Curd in the Beartooths

I want to contribute to a more sustainable society by getting people to care about places.

Star Peak Sunset by Aaron Theisen, grand winner

Star Peak Sunset by Aaron Theisen, grand winner

Montana Wilderness Association has determined the 26 winning photos of its Picture Wild Montana photo contest.