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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

The results of the Montana Outdoor Heritage Project survey are yet more evidence that Montanans overwhelmingly support funding for our public lands (photo by Roland Taylor)

 The results of the Montana Outdoor Heritage Project survey are clear: our outdoor way of life is a value that unites Montanans. 

Hiking through Bear Grass in Jewel Basin (photo by Lorraine Cuevas)

Were the bill to move forward, it would threaten the very existence of our public lands and our access to them. 

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

We stand by our tribal partners when they say that they will see the last of the Badger-Two Medicine leases retired.

Off-highway vehicles cross the Middle Fork of the Judith River (photo by Tom Kotynski) 

After decades of vehicle use, the once-thriving fishery of the Middle Fork of the Judith has been severely degraded.

Bull elk square off at Slippery Ann Elk Viewing Area at the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge (photo by John Lee)

The National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the BLM have historically required that motorized use on public lands be limited to roads, trails, and areas explicitly designated as allowing motorized use. Not anymore. 

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.