Wild Word - March 2016

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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Crooked Creek in the Musselshell Breaks

Lands along the Missouri River and those that connect this river corridor to rolling hills and upland prairie provide unequalled habitat for a spectrum of species, from the endangered black-footed ferrets to sage grouse to bighorn sheep.

The Badger-Two Medicine (photo courtesy of Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance)

There will be no oil rigs rolling into the sacred Badger-Two Medicine anytime soon.

Looking into the interior of the Scotchman Peaks (photo by Philip Hough)

Spanning the Idaho-Montana border, the ruggedly sublime Scotchman Peaks roadless area continues to gain momentum as a candidate for Wilderness designation.

Looking west across the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area (photo by Dexter Hale)

Last Friday, Rep. Ryan Zinke voted for a bill to allow any government entity to build roads and allow motorized vehicles on American public lands currently protected as Wilderness areas.

Cabinet Mountains (photo by Kim Hendrick)

Read the Winter 2016 issue of Wild Montana, highlighting a breakthrough agreement in the Kootenai that would add 180,000 acres of new wilderness in the northwestern Montana.