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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

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.

Blue Joint Wilderness Study Area in western Montana (photo by Zack Porter)

If this bill were to pass, it would represent the single biggest loss of protected public lands in our state’s history.

The Hyalite-Porcupine-Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area in the heart of the Gallatin Range (photo by Louise Johns)

Sen. Daines is demanding Montana’s wild legacy as ransom for doing what thousands of Montanans have asked him to do – to support this mineral withdrawal and protect the economy of the Yellowstone gateway.

Coal Creek in the Flathead National Forest (photo by Blake Passmore)

​​​​​​​Sen. Daines is co-sponsoring a draconian, top-down bill written by a Wyoming senator, while Congressman Gianforte is supporting a similar bill written by a congressman from Arkansas. ​​​​​​​

 

A smoky sunset at Square Butte (photo by Bill Stricklin)

Until our nation’s decisionmakers accept – and address – human-caused climate change, we will have little chance to alter the trend of longer and more catastrophic fire seasons such as the one Montana experienced in 2017.

Backpacking the Trilobite Range in the Bob Marshall Wilderness (photo by Lee Boman)

This week, the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on a bill that would allow any government entity to build roads and allow motorized vehicles on American public lands currently protected as Wilderness areas.