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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Silhouette of backpacker in the Mission Mountains (photo by Bohdi Venery)

I could write a love letter to Montana’s public lands that would last 21 years. 

The crest of the Big Snowies (photo by Dexter Hale)

The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest (HLCNF) belongs to every American, and every one of us has an opportunity to shape its future.

The Gallatin Crest in the Hyalite-Porcupine-Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area (photo by John Todd)

White’s wish-list resolution doesn’t stop at Montana’s borders. It also calls for the release of wilderness study areas in other states.

Mountaineering in the Bitterroot Mountains (photo by Brian Christianson)

A new pro-transfer strategy involves introducing county pilot projects and passing state legislative resolutions that create the appearance of support for lands transfer.

Ten Lakes Scenic Area (photo by Dee Linnell Blank)

The Ten Lakes Wildernes Study Area is woven into a larger network of wild country, providing connectivity to the Whitefish Range and Glacier National Park.

The Badger-Two Medicine, with Glacier National Park in the background (photo by Gene Sentz)

Today the U.S. Department of the Interior cancelled the last two remaining leases in the Badger-Two Medicine, marking a major victory in an epic battle against oil and gas development on the Rocky Mountain Front that began 35 years ago.