A Mixed Bag
While protecting the Big Snowies and Nevada Mountain, the Helena-Lewis and Clark Forest plan falls short for too many places
We’re pleased the Forest Service recognized the importance of conserving the wildest areas along the continental divide and in the Big Snowies.
But we were disappointed to see little protection for remote areas along the Smith River, Middle Fork Judith, and in the Elkhorns, places that provide clean water to multiple communities, enable fish and wildlife to thrive, and offer us the solace we need now more than ever for our wellbeing.
BLM Moves Towards Allowing Motorized E-Bikes on Non-Motorized Trails
A proposed rule threatens thousands of miles of historic hiking, hunting, and equestrian trails
The Department of the Interior is pushing a top-down plan to allow motorized e-bikes on non-motorized BLM trails.
The Hidden Piece of Montana’s Public Lands Puzzle
Mt. Haggin WMA expanded, but questions about Land Board persist
We're glad the Land Board approved a 244-acre addition to the Mt. Haggin Wildlife Management Area, but we'll remain vigilant about its involvement in management decisions moving forward.
The Time for Oil and Gas Lease Reform Is Now
Companies could take control of thousands of acres of public lands in central Montana as early as next summer if we don't act
The threat to central Montana’s wildest places is not abstract: these lands could be in private hands by next summer, and the agency has demonstrated it has no interest in keeping central Montana wild.
Another Wilderness Proposal Takes Shape
Public lands in Lewis and Clark County are at the center of a Lincoln-based collaborative MWA helped launch
In January of 2019, a dozen representatives agreed to pursue a unified management agenda incorporating wilderness, conservation areas, motorized recreation, mountain biking, fire mitigation, and forest restoration.
MWA during Covid-19
Here’s how we’re responding to the pandemic
Updates from Executive Director
In light of the new reality that Covid-19 has brought to our lives, we have had to make some hard decisions and take a range of actions to ensure we are doing our part to stop the spread of the virus and are keeping our staff, their families, our members, volunteers, and other supporters safe and healthy.