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In the Beartooths above Mystic and Island Lakes (photo by Dexter Hale)

In the Beartooths above Mystic and Island Lakes (photo by Dexter Hale)

Make no mistake, this budget places the 100-plus-year legacy of the Forest Service on the chopping block while the agency’s own hands are tied behind its back.

Along the White Cliffs section of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument (photo by Roland Taylor)

Along the White Cliffs section of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument (photo by Roland Taylor)

Today, 77% Montanans support our designated national monuments. Nevertheless, President Trump ordered Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review national monuments larger than 100,000 acres that were designated after 1996. 

Looking across the Seeley-Swan Valley during fire season (photo by Laura Verhaeghe)

Looking across the Seeley-Swan Valley during fire season (photo by Laura Verhaeghe)

Outdoor recreationists of all stripes have reason to be outraged by President Trump's proposed budget. 

Along the Gallatin Crest in the Hyalite-Porcupine-Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area (photo by Louise Johns)

Along the Gallatin Crest in the Hyalite-Porcupine-Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area (photo by Louise Johns)

On the summit of Mount Blackmore, I stand in awe of my surroundings. The landscape in my backyard never ceases to amaze me. 

Alpenglow on Gray Wolf Peak in the Mission Mountains (photo by Uschi Carpenter)

Alpenglow on Gray Wolf Peak in the Mission Mountains (photo by Uschi Carpenter)

The week before transmittal saw a flurry of activity as legislators hurried to pass any remaining bills ahead of the deadline.