It’s official: President signs first new Montana wilderness bill in 31 years
Tester and Walsh hold press conference to celebrate passage of Heritage Act
Dusty Crary stood in the middle of a cow pasture on his ranch west of Choteau, a silk handkerchief tucked into the collar of his down jacket to hold off the chilly winds blowing along the Rocky Mountain Front. He faced a clutch of reporters who huddled with about 30 other Montanans.
A long history of local efforts to protect the Rocky Mountain Front culminates with the passage of the Heritage Act
In the summer of 1977, a group of people living along the Rocky Mountain Front learned in an outfitters meeting that the U.S. Forest Service planned on issuing leases for oil and gas development up and down the Rocky Mountain Front.
A Historic Day for Wilderness
Montana sees first wilderness designation in more than 30 years
For the first time in 31 years, Congress today designated new wilderness in Montana by passing the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act.
Poised for Protection
The Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act on the cusp of passage
A 31-year wilderness designation drought in Montana may finally be at an end. Included in the National Defense Authorization Act now before Congress, the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act is on the verge of becoming law.