• Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Wild Word - August 2017

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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole
Fishing in the Beartooths (photo by Jan MacKenzie)

Fishing in the Beartooths (photo by Jan MacKenzie)

Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the report is that the old “economy versus conservation” dichotomy no longer applies. As this data shows, our economy actually depends on conservation of our public lands. 

Eye of the Needle in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument (photo by Eric Heidle)

Eye of the Needle in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument (photo by Eric Heidle)

There are still 25 other national monuments across the country under review, and if the federal government shrinks or eliminates any one of them, it could set a precedent that puts all 157 national monuments in jeopardy, including the three we have in Montana – the Breaks, Pompeys Pillar, and Little Bighorn Battlefield.