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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Hikers exploring BLM land on the Rocky Mountain Front (photo by Gene Sentz)

The Department of the Interior is pushing a top-down plan to allow motorized e-bikes on non-motorized BLM trails.

Looking over the Mt. Haggin Wildlife Management Area (photo by Peggy Johnson)

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. 

Noncompetitive oil and gas leasing creates no jobs, hurts our local economies, and, in the case of central Montana, is unlikely to lead to any oil and gas production (photo by Tony Bynum)

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. 

Wildflowers bloom in the Scapegoat Wilderness and Helena National Forest (photo by Jesse Lee Varnado)

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.  

In-person events are canceled or postponed through July 5 and offices will remain closed until further notice (photo by Laurie Thornton)

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.