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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Trailhead to Beehive Basin in the Spanish Peaks (photo by Sage Schiller)

During the same committee meeting in which the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act was inexplicably left off the agenda, Sen. Daines voted in support of five bills in five other states that would designate, in total, 1.3 million acres of new Wilderness. 

South Fork Two Medicine River (photo by Gene Sentz)

The bad news: The leases threat of an industrialized Badger again looms. The good news: This was not a setback that was unanticipated or is insurmountable. The ruling will be appealed.  

Ravalli County residents who walked out of the hearing gather in front of county office

As the hearing proceeded, the 20 people who had walked out of the building began chanting, “listen to the people.”

Elk rut at the Charles M Russell National Wildlife Refuge (photo by Robert Hanson)

Senator Jon Tester voted for this bipartisan bill, and we thank him.

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.