Day Trip: Hike the Big Snowies South of Lewistown
Explore an island range ice cave at the crest of the Big Snowy Mountains
For those seeking to enjoy a day away from heavily-trafficked trails, the Ice Cave Loop Trail in the Big Snowy Mountains offers a unique opportunity to explore one of Montana’s lesser-known island ranges and a 100-foot-wide cave that features ice year-round.
Wilderness Stories: The Great Bear
Listen to a story about the Great Bear Wilderness, told by an outfitter who helped create it
WildCast Audio Stories
Smoke Elser, a founding member of Montana Wilderness Association, played an integral role in establishing the Great Bear Wilderness.
Kootenai Critters: Bald Eagles, from Endangered to Flourishing
Here’s what you need to know about this conservation success story in northwest Montana
The Kootenai National Forest encompasses wild places like the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, Scotchman Peaks, and Yaak Valley, and it’s also home to grizzly bears, bald eagles, bighorn sheep, westslope cutthroat trout, and so much more.
The Invisible Work Behind a Well-Maintained Trail
Covid-19 shifted how we’re stewarding trails this summer. Support our two-man trail crew as they tackle trail projects alone.
On the Trail
We’d normally be out on the trail with 150 volunteers this summer. And while we’re hoping we can still get out with volunteers for the second half of the season, we had to cancel our first several projects. Instead, our two-person staff crew is out doing as much work as they can.
Give Back: North Central Montana
Join us in supporting local businesses that stand up for public lands and wild places
Partners in Conservation
North-central Montana is a great place to call home, and it’s made even better by the businesses that support our work and do their part to protect Montana's public lands.
National Trails Day: 8 Trails Less Traveled
Avoid crowded trailheads this weekend with these hike recommendations
June 6 is National Trails Day, and we want to take the opportunity to share our favorite trails less traveled. We’ve compiled favorite trails from eight staff members to give you some ideas about where to explore this weekend and throughout the summer.