Wild Word - March 2021

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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Happy trails to HB418, Rep. Steve Gunderson's "hoax highways" bill (photo by Dee Linnell Blank)

Hundreds of you spoke up against this "hoax highways" bill, and Montana lawmakers listened. Today, the bill officially died for good. 

Sun sets over Frenchman Creek in northeast Montana (photo by Tony Bynum)

Seizing on the opportunity created by President Biden’s executive pause on new oil and gas leasing, members of Congress have introduced a sweeping suite of bills to finally fix the grossly outdated federal oil and gas leasing system.

We're halfway home, with just two months of the 2021 Legislature to go (photo by Jody Evanson)

After the fast and furious first half of the 2021 Montana Legislature, we have a moment to catch our breath and take stock of where public lands legislation stands.

MWA names Emily Cleveland as new conservation director (photo of Crescent Lake in the East Pioneers by Henry Worobec)

From surveying the Custer Gallatin’s wildest places to shearing sheep with the Ruby Valley Strategic Alliance, Emily Cleveland isn’t afraid to break a sweat in the pursuit of furthering Montana Wilderness Association’s mission.