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Fog in Glacier National Park (photo by Zack Clothier)

Fog in Glacier National Park (photo by Zack Clothier)

While Rep. Zinke has on occasion bucked his party to vote in support of our way of life, his record is checkered when it comes to standing up for many of Montana’s outdoor values. 

A walk in the Bob Marshall Wilderness (photo by Lee Boman)

A walk in the Bob Marshall Wilderness (photo by Lee Boman)

Since the election, we’ve heard from many concerned members and supporters across the state who are anxious about the results of the election and wondering what the future holds for our work to protect Montana’s public lands.

A Glacier National Park ranger at Two Medicine Lake (photo by Ryan Edwards)

A Glacier National Park ranger at Two Medicine Lake (photo by Ryan Edwards)

Yesterday’s acquittal of seven involved in the armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge came as a shock and saddening disappointment to all Montanans who care about our public lands.

Sandhill cranes at dusk in the Flathead (Doug Hammerberg)

Sandhill cranes at dusk in the Flathead (Doug Hammerberg)

Welcome to the dark periphery of the lands transfer movement. 

Little Plume Mountain in the Badger-Two Medicine (photo by Stephen Legault)

Little Plume Mountain in the Badger-Two Medicine (photo by Stephen Legault)

I am reminded that this fight will go on regardless of Judge Leon’s ruling, or perhaps in spite of it. 

Steamboat Mountain and the Scapegoat Wilderness Area (photo by Gordon Whirry)

Steamboat Mountain and the Scapegoat Wilderness Area (photo by Gordon Whirry)

In his recent New York Times column, Nicholas Kristof celebrates public lands and extols the virtues of the Wilderness experience.