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Every year, WildFest is an opportunity for our wilderness community to come together to celebrate our work, see old and new friends, honor our dedicated volunteers, and raise some funds to support MWA’s mission. Although it was virtual this year, I’m excited to say that it ticked all of those boxes.  

Thank you for making a donation, participating in our silent auction, or registering for WildFest – it wouldn’t have been the same without you.

Because of your generous support, we were able to raise over $20,000 for our programs and campaigns — more than double our goal. Thank you! 

If you registered for WildFest but weren’t to make it on Saturday, you can watch the recorded event here.


Virtual WildFest 2020 Event Details (2021 Event Details To Come)

Never been to MWA’s annual gathering? Here’s your chance! For the first time, members and supporters alike from across the state and nation can join us to celebrate the year’s accomplishments, honor our incredible volunteers, take part in an online silent auction, and learn about the important work protecting Montana’s wild places that lies ahead.

This year’s guest speaker is Kendall Edmo, who works with the Blackfeet Tribal Historic Preservation Office to document and preserve sacred Blackfeet sites. We hope you’ll join us! 

Join us for an optional happy half hour following the gathering

Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy conversations with staff members and fellow wildlands supporters from the comfort of your couch.  

Thanks to the generosity and ingenuity of Helen Bolle, MWA has a 35-year tradition of auctioning off slices of a homemade huckleberry pie at this event. Huckleberries need wild country to grow and thrive – and we need your support to continue to advocate for wild country. 

This year, we’re keeping this tradition alive while also giving more people the chance to participate! The first 100 people to donate $100 or more by October 25 will receive a huckleberry bear claw from the Polebridge Mercantile just outside of Glacier National Park. Don’t miss your chance for a truly sweet treat – these famous pastries are only available for purchase at the mercantile and community markets in northwest Montana, but we’ll send one right to your doorstep!

Check back regularly for event updates and format. Don't forget to RSVP to our Facebook event and share it with your friends!

For more information, please contact Laura Parr at lparr@wildmontana.org or (406) 443-7350 x. 110.



2020 Silent Auction

More ways to support your favorite wild places

This year we are hosting an online silent auction. Starting October 12, bid on fabulous adventure packages, art, books, gear, and more. Bid high and bid often to support your favorite wild places. You don’t have to attend WildFest to participate in the auction.

The silent auction opens online Monday, October 12 at 9 a.m. and closes Sunday, October 25 at 5 p.m.  


About our guest speaker

Kendall Edmo is a Blackfeet tribal member with a background in environmental studies.

She has worked for the Blackfeet Tribal Historic Preservation Office for the past four years where she assists the Blackfeet Tribal Historic Preservation Officer. 

In addition to documenting cultural and sacred sites, forest planning, and NHPA Section 106 consultations, she also helps to maintain the Blackfeet Tribal Register and geodatabase of cultural, historical, and archaeological sites on the Blackfeet Reservation.

This fall, Kendall will enter a graduate program at Montana State University where she hopes to research GIS applications for cultural landscape preservation. 


Thank you to our WildFest 2020 sponsors:



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