About the Eastern Wildlands Chapter
Buttes, breaks, badlands. Deserts, forests, waterways. From the Beartooths to the Terry Badlands, and north to the Sweetgrass Hills and the Sand Arroyo, the Eastern Wildlands Chapter gets into the field to hike these wild places and record their wild character, and we host events and speak up at public meetings to keep eastern Montana wild.
How We Keep Montana Wild
Keeping an Eye on the Pryors
Just outside of Billings, but a world away, the Pryors include tremendously diverse landscapes ranging from desert to subalpine meadows, sagebrush, thick Douglas Fir forests, and riparian areas. Here you'll see big skies and big views. Every year, our dedicated members lead Wilderness Walks and coordinate stewardship projects like weed pulls. Check out the Pryors Coalition's 20-minute video The Pryor Mountains: Crow Sacred Lands, which we supported.
Visit Southeast Montana
Too many speed past Southeast Montana on the Interstate, never stopping to view the incredible historic, natural, and cultural sites just beyond. Together with businesses, Visit Montana, and the Bureau of Land Management, our Southeast Montana Geotourism Map is changing that. Get your map and start exploring!
Apply for our 2021 Wildlands Community Grant
MWA's Eastern Wildlands Chapter will be offering small community grants in 2021. These grants will be awarded to individuals or nonprofit organizations for projects that raise awareness of, restore, or generate knowledge about wild landscapes in eastern Montana. Our chapter will award up to $2,500 to projects – we're accepting requests ranging from $300 to $2,200 per project. Grant applications are due April 18 and will be awarded in May 2021.
Vice President: Kayhan Ostovar
Chapter Representative: Rita Harding
Secretary: Claire Overholt
Treasurer: Carole Boerner
Board Member: Tyler Halligan, Amanda Obery
The Eastern Wildlands Chapter meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 pm. (online for now). All are welcome! For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to local MWA staff, Eastern Montana Field Director Aubrey Bertram at email@example.com.