Why Do I Donate Monthly to MWA?
So I can spend time in our wild places and know they're being protected
I'd rather be outside with my family than sitting in front of the computer, and giving to MWA ensures that my voice will be heard even while I'm enjoying our wild places.
We can still stand up for our public lands, even if we're staying at home.
Kootenai Critters: Bighorn Sheep, Living Life on the Edge
Here’s what you need to know about northwest Montana’s Rocky Mountain icons
About 750,000 years ago, the ancestors of the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep crossed the Bering Land Bridge from Siberia into Alaska. From there, they spread throughout the West, finding homes in rocky terrain from Canada down to northern Mexico.
Go Explore: 5 Alpine Lake Hikes
Enjoy a mountain getaway in southern Montana
Fortunately for us in Montana, options abound for exploring new peaks, hidden trails, or some of the crown jewels of the Montana backcountry: alpine lakes.
Mexico to Montana: Hiking the Triple Crown
Zelzin Aketzalli is the first known Mexican hiker to complete this monumental challenge
Zelzin Aketzalli completed her first thru-hike in 2017 when she tackled the Pacific Crest Trail. By 2019, she had completed the Triple Crown – comprised of three long-distance hiking trails totaling 7,900 miles that cross 22 states.
Day Trip: Hike the Snowcrest Range
Explore the Snowcrest Recommended Wilderness near Dillon
The Snowcrests showcase rugged peaks well over 10,000 feet high. Teeming with wildlife, including elk, bighorn sheep, grizzlies, black bears, mountain lions, and more, you’re almost certain to spot an animal while exploring.