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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Looking for dinosaur bones in Makoshika State Park (photo by Tracy McGiffin)

The legislative session runs from January to May, and we're taking our advocacy efforts to the Capitol to fight for the protection of our public lands. We'll be updating this post throughout the session, so check back for all the latest.

Buffalo Lakes in the Badger-Two Medicine (photo by Cheryl Crawley)

Rest assured that MWA and our partners, including the Blackfeet Nation, will continue to stand up for the Badger and fight every attempt by Moncrief to drill in this special place. 

Canoeing the Missouri River (photo by Jon Chance)

In a SENR hearing last week, Daines told Bernhardt that the budget Bernhardt proposed for LWCF was “embarrassingly low.”

The Crazy Mountains (photo by Dee Linnell Blank)

Your comments will play a vital role in mandating (or not mandating) the Forest Service to protect the Gallatin Range, the Crazy Mountains, the Pryor Mountains, and other revered wildlands in the Forest for the next 20 to 30 years.

LWCF has paid for conservation projects at several national parks, including Glacier (photo of Swiftcurrent Lake by Robert Pal)

If Senator Steve Daines intends on putting his money where his mouth is, he’ll oppose Bernhard’s nomination simply because Bernhard has all but assured the American public that he intends on crippling a bipartisan, hugely popular program that Daines is currently championing – the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which was permanently reauthorized by a bipartisan supermajority. 

Mt. Blackmore in the Gallatin Range (photo by Louise Johns)

The recreation pressure in these mountains is building, and we need to convince the Forest Service to recommend permanent protection for the Gallatin Range over the next year, or we could very well not have another chance.