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Mark is retiring on June 1, 2020 after 26 years as MWA’s central Montana field director and, in recent years, as one of two senior conservation advisers.

Grizzly bears are one of Montana's most iconic species, and the Kootenai National Forest provides important habitat (photo by Jane Timmerman)

Few places have more majestic wildlife than the Kootenai National Forest, and no animal embodies this majesty more than the grizzly bear. 

Jesse DesRosier is an artist, father, veteran, and Blackeet educator (photo courtesy of Jesse DesRosier)

A wellspring of Blackfeet culture, the Badger-Two Medicine has been sacred to the Blackfeet people for thousands of years.  

Let's all come together to support our communities (photo courtesy of Canva)

In difficult times, coming together to support our communities is more important than ever. Give Local is an opportunity for us to back the organizations that we care about most. 

2019 Salish Kootenai College Upward Bound program working on a project in Jewel Basin (photo by Matt Bowser)

Looking along the spine of the Snowcrest Range (photo by Eric Regensburger)

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