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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

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

We stand by our tribal partners when they say that they will see the last of the Badger-Two Medicine leases retired.

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

Last week, he reintroduced the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act. This week, Sen. Tester introduced a Senate resolution calling on Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to uphold the Interior Department’s commitment to the Blackfeet Nation and defend its cancellation of oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine.

The headwaters of the Clearwater River (Lee Boman)

Today. Sen. Jon Tester announced that he's reintroducing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act, which would add nearly 80,000 acres to the Bob Marshall, Scapegoat, and Mission Mountains Wilderness Areas. 

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.

North Fork of the Blackfoot (photo by Eric Ian)

As “Hallowed Waters” beautifully demonstrates, the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) will permanently protect the key tributaries of the iconic Blackfoot River and thereby help ensure that the entire Blackfoot watershed remains a stable and healthy fishery for native westslope cutthroat and bull trout.

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.