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

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

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. 

The wild Swan Mountains (photo by Lance Boyd)

The wild Swan Mountains (photo by Lance Boyd)

This agreement serves as the latest example of the success folks have when they recognize there is room enough for everyone on our public lands and focus on what they can agree on rather than what they can’t.

The Badger-Two Medicine (photo by Linda Sentz)

The Badger-Two Medicine (photo by Linda Sentz)

Today marks an historic milestone in the 35-year-old struggle to free the Badger-Two Medicine from the threat of oil and gas development.

Bunker Creek (photo by Steve Gnam)

Bunker Creek (photo by Steve Gnam)

The US Forest Service recently released its draft management plan alternatives for the Flathead National Forest. These alternatives are essentially options for how the Forest Service will manage the Flathead Forest for the next 20 years. 

Larch in fall splendor in the Sapphires Wilderness Study Area (photo by Zack Porter)

Larch in fall splendor in the Sapphires Wilderness Study Area (photo by Zack Porter)

The plan safeguards habitat, clean water, and solitude in stunning landscapes around the Bitterroot, including the Sapphire and Blue Joint Wilderness Study Areas, places that Stevensville-native Sen. Lee Metcalf protected with the passage of the 1977 Montana Wilderness Study Act.