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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

The Terry Badlands, one of the BLM lands at risk with the appointment of Pendley (photo by Kelly Wicks)

It was once unthinkable that an outspoken advocate for selling off our public lands would someday become the chief of the largest public land management agency in the country.

Paddling through the Blackfoot Clearwater (Zack Porter)

Read all about renewed hope for new wilderness in the Blackfoot Clearwater and two bad BLM management plans.

Buffalo Lakes in the Badger-Two Medicine (photo by Gene Sentz)

Last week, he reintroduced the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act. This week, Sen. Tester introduced a Senate resolution calling on Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to uphold the Interior Department’s commitment to the Blackfeet Nation and defend its cancellation of oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine.

The headwaters of the Clearwater River (Lee Boman)

Today. Sen. Jon Tester announced that he's reintroducing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act, which would add nearly 80,000 acres to the Bob Marshall, Scapegoat, and Mission Mountains Wilderness Areas. 

Hiking in the Quigg West Wilderness Study Area east of Hamilton (photo by Zack Porter)

In its preferred management alternative, the BLM would protect zero acres of land that have been identified as having wilderness characteristics.