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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

The Whitefish Range in winter (photo by Steve Gnam)

Last week, the Forest Service released its final management plan for the Flathead National Forest, officially recommending nearly 80,000 acres of Wilderness in the Whitefish Range.

2,000 Montanans gathered at the State Capitol for the Rally for Public Lands (photo by Eliza Wiley)

In a striking show of support for Montana’s 30 million acres of national public lands, some 2,000 people packed the State Capitol Rotunda on Friday to celebrate the outdoor way of life that defines our state.

Hiking in the Terry Badlands Wilderness Study Area (photo by Kelly Wicks)

We’re happy and relieved to announce that Daines' and Gianforte's anti-wilderness study area bills are now dead.

Rainbow near the Big Hole River, now threatened with oil and gas development in spite of overwhelming opposition (photo by Bob Ambrose)

Secretary Zinke could hardly have been further from the Teddy Roosevelt conservationist he proclaimed to be.

Fall along the Big Hole River, now threatened by oil and gas development under Zinke (photo by Scott Wheeler)

Zinke has surrounded himself with proponents of lands transfer, hiring more than ten people who used to work for some of the biggest and most powerful lands transfer advocates in the country.

Stone Lake in the West Pioneers, one of the WSAs that would have been resolved by FJRA (photo by Sally Carlson)

One of the reasons FJRA didn’t eventually pass was because Steve Daines, first as congressman and later as senator, refused to support the bill.