Wild Word - March 2017

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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Looking across the Seeley-Swan Valley during fire season (photo by Laura Verhaeghe)

Outdoor recreationists of all stripes have reason to be outraged by President Trump’s proposed budget.

Along the Gallatin Crest in the Hyalite-Porcupine-Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area (photo by Louise Johns)

On the summit of Mount Blackmore, I stand in awe of my surroundings. The landscape in my backyard never ceases to amaze me. 

The Badger-Two Medicine (photo by Tony Bynum-tonybynum.com)

The winter 2017 issue of Wild Montana features a history of the 30-battle to save the Badger-Two Medicine from oil and gas development.

Alpenglow on Gray Wolf Peak in the Mission Mountains (photo by Uschi Carpenter)

The week before transmittal saw a flurry of activity as legislators hurried to pass any remaining bills ahead of the deadline.

Silhouette of backpacker in the Mission Mountains (photo by Bohdi Venery)

I could write a love letter to Montana’s public lands that would last 21 years.