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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Badger Creek (photo by John Lambing)

It’s not everyday that a government agency makes you leap with joy. Today that happened when the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation released its official comments regarding proposed oil and gas drilling in the Badger-Two Medicine.

Rocky Mountain bighhorn sheep (photo by Diane Ensign)

Lawmakers are once again playing political games with our state lands and conservation programs, jeopardizing critical investments in habitat conservation, public access, and land acquisition.

Timberline Lake in the Beartooth-Absaroka Wilderness, an area at risk of being sold with an amendment Sen. Daines supported (photo by Kristi Staebler)

Sen. Daines’ vote last week resulted in an outpouring of frustration from Montanans of all political stripes,

Photo by Ian Cameron of his family at the summit of Green Mountain in the Ten Lakes Scenic Area.

Passage of the Heritage Act was an incredible success that reminds us that our values predominate in Montana and that the system for protecting public lands still works.