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Are you a bighorn sheep? A grizzly? A bald eagle? A westslope cutthroat trout? Take the quiz to find out your secret Kootenai critter identity! (photo by Cindy Houk)

The 2.2-million-acre Kootenai National Forest is home to a stunning array ofwildlife including bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, bald eagles, and westslope cutthroat trout. Which Kootenai critter are you?

Give back to the western Montana businesses that are supporting the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (photo by Erin Clark)

As the coronavirus takes its toll on business in Montana and everywhere else, we aim to pay tribute in this series of blog posts to the business owners who contribute to our outdoor recreation economy and help MWA protect public lands and waters across the state.

Here are a few tips to help you get the outdoor time you need while keeping you and your fellow Montanans healthy and safe (photo by Sara Schroeder)

Public lands are extremely important for our physical and mental well-being, especially now. But if we don’t enjoy them responsibly during this health crisis, we will be putting our own health, and our neighbors’ health, at risk.

On the Rocky Mountain Front near Choteau (photo by Gene Sentz)

We can still stand up for our public lands, even if we're staying at home. 

To help tide you over during this period of physical distancing, we'd like to offer you a few ways to connect with our wilderness community (photo by Jamie Tipton)

In times like these, finding solace in our wild and public lands becomes exponentially more essential – for our physical health, our mental well-being, and for bringing us together as a community.

Grab a book and enjoy it outside (photo by Elaine Caton)

It’s easy to feel cooped up, making us all especially grateful for our miniature escapes into the outdoors. When my daughter and I return from our outdoor adventures, we like to settle in for a little quiet time with a snack and some books.