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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

In the Hyalite-Porcupine-Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area (photo by Louise Johns)

Montanans deserve to have a voice in the future management of the Gallatin Range, Sapphires, Big Snowies, and the other wild places set aside by the Montana Wilderness Study Act.

Rooster Comb in the Sapphire Wilderness Study Area

If Senator Steve Daines has his way, you might find a gold mine where you used to find native trout up beautiful Blue Joint Creek or off-road vehicles ripping through vast wet meadows in the Sapphires, some of the best elk habitat in the Lower 48.

The Gallatin Range (photo by Louise Johns)

MWA's history runs deep in the Custer Gallatin National Forest. In fact, our organization was founded by Montanans inspired to protect the wild Madison and Gallatin Ranges, both of which are located in the Forest.

Buffalo Lakes in the Badger-Two Medicine (photo by Gene Sentz)

In nearly the same breath that Secretary Zinke used to suggest the Badger would be a good fit for a future national monument, he defended his recommendation to dramatically shrink Bear Ears National Monument, a place that’s as sacred to five sovereign southwestern nations as the Badger-Two Medicine is to the Blackfeet. 

The Whitefish Range (photo by Steve Gnam)

We’re pleased to report that the Forest Service is recommending the Whitefish Range, the Swan Front, and Jewel Basin for Wilderness and will manage these places to maintain their wild character and not allow motorized or mechanized transport within them. 

The Bob Marshall Wilderness Area (photo by Zack Porter)

Congressman Gianforte turned his back on Montana's time-honored backcountry values and traditions and on the places we hold so dear.