We Need Real Solutions, Not More Rhetoric
What we expect from our decision-makers after the 2017 wildfire season
Until our nation’s decisionmakers accept – and address – human-caused climate change, we will have little chance to alter the trend of longer and more catastrophic fire seasons such as the one Montana experienced in 2017.
Harvesting vast tracts of our forests will not prevent fire seasons like this one. As we all saw this summer, when there is enough heat and wind, all forest types will burn no matter how heavily managed.
Anti-Wilderness Bill Again Rears Its Ugly Head
SHARE Act would allow roads in the Bob Marshall, Scapegoat, Absaroka-Beartooth, and other wilderness areas
This week, the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on a bill that would allow any government entity to build roads and allow motorized vehicles on American public lands currently protected as Wilderness areas.
Made for the Job
We welcome Rachel VandeVoort as the first director of the Montana Office of Outdoor Recreation
We have been advocating for this office for more than four years now and applaud the governor’s choice to lead the office.
In the Line of Fire
As the fire season drags on, our thoughts remain with those whose lives and homes are in jeopardy
As the fire season grows from bad to worse, Montanans across our beautiful state are steadily growing more alarmed. Entire communities have been evacuated, and it seems each day there’s a new neighborhood in the crosshairs of another conflagration.
Outdoor Recreation Now the Largest Sector of Montana’s Economy
Governor Bullock's Office of Outdoor Recreation now makes more sense than ever, as does taking good care of our public lands
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Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the report is that the old “economy versus conservation” dichotomy no longer applies. As this data shows, our economy actually depends on conservation of our public lands.
Sec. Zinke Formally Recommends Keeping Missouri River Breaks National Monument as Is
Thanks to Montanans holding their ground, the Breaks remains protected
There are still 25 other national monuments across the country under review, and if the federal government shrinks or eliminates any one of them, it could set a precedent that puts all 157 national monuments in jeopardy, including the three we have in Montana – the Breaks, Pompeys Pillar, and Little Bighorn Battlefield.