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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.

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.  

Crossing a stream in the Crazy Mountains (photo by Aaron Schye)

This poll serves as an opportunity to determine whether our work aligns with Montanans’ values, and whether we are doing our job building grassroots support for the proposals we champion. 

Looking out over the Musselshell breaks country in central Montana (photo by Tony Bynum)

The practice of noncompetitive leasing is a hold-over from the 100-year-old Mineral Leasing Act that still guides these practices.

Dan Gigone speaks to attendees at the Rally to Fund LWCF (photo by Jacob Foster)

It's time for Rep. Gianforte to fall in line with Montanans and stand up for full, dedicated funding for LWCF.