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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Full, dedicated funding for LWCF is a huge win for our parks, trails, and public lands infrastructure (photo by Harry Miller)

On an already historic day, the news got even better when the House passed the Great American Outdoors Act and secured full funding for LWCF. 

South Fork Two Medicine River above the mouth of Hall Creek in the Badger-Two Medicine (photo by Gene Sentz)

On July 22, Sen. Jon Tester announced that he will introduce the Badger-Two Medicine Protection Act. The bill will secure the wild future of the Badger-Two Medicine and ensure that the Blackfeet Tribe will have a meaningful voice in its management.

Join us in letting Sen. Daines know that Montanas are relying on him to reject Pendley as director of the BLM (photo of Terry Badlands by Kelly Wicks)

It's hard to imagine anyone more ill-suited, more dangerous, and less qualified to lead the BLM than William Perry Pendley.

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

The Land Board approved the purchase of two important public access points on the Bitterroot Valley and outside Anaconda, and it needs to continue protecting the access that Montanans cherish. 

It’s time to end a policy that is wasting taxpayer money intended for public lands (photo by Tony Bynum)

Sen. Jon Tester announced he’ll be introducing a bill that will put an end to noncompetitive oil and leasing, an outdated and broken practice that is wasting taxpayer money that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) should be using to take care of our public lands. 

The Custer Gallatin Forest Plan takes steps to protect areas of the Crazy Mountains (pictured), but leaves many other areas unprotected (photo by Mike Maesar)

We're pleased that the Forest Plan recommends Wilderness and addresses the historical exclusion of Tribal perspectives in key areas, but there are other places in which the plan comes up short.