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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.

Sunrise over the Madison River and Madison Range (photo by Scott Wheeler)

In 2018, MWA is turning 60. We’ve seen a lot in our six decades leading the fight for Montana’s wild places, but we’re still feeling pretty spunky - maybe it has something to do with all the cake we just ate. 

The Storm Lake crew atop Goat Flats in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness

Fifty-eight MWA volunteers compiled 2,217 hours of service on Montana’s public lands this season, improving 26 miles of trails that Montanans love to hike, bike, and ride.