Wild Word - June 2020

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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

In-person events are canceled or postponed through July 5 and offices will remain closed until further notice (photo by Laurie Thornton)

In light of the new reality that Covid-19 has brought to our lives, we have had to make some hard decisions and take a range of actions to ensure we are doing our part to stop the spread of the virus and are keeping our staff, their families, our members, volunteers, and other supporters safe and healthy. 

Act now to protect the National Environmental Policy Act (photo by Bill Stricklin)

NEPA is a critical tool used to maintain a healthy balance between environmental impacts and development projects – and it's under threat.

The Big Snowies (photo by Zack Porter)

The Forest includes some of Montana’s most revered public lands, including the Big Snowy Mountains, the Little Belts, Big Belts, Badger-Two Medicine, Elkhorn Mountains, and the entire stretch of the Continental Divide between Helena and Glacier National Park. 

Mitten Lake in the Badger-Two Medicine (photo by Gene Sentz)

In a long-awaited victory for Blackfeet Nation, an appeals court upheld the protection of sacred Badger-Two Medicine on June 16.

Wayfarers State Park in Big Fork has received almost $165,000 in LWCF funding (photo by Darrell Graves)

Our public lands are the foundation of our $7.1 billion outdoor recreation economy, and supporting them will help Montanans get back on their feet. 

MWA is committed to helping ensure that all people feel welcome on public lands (photo by Julie McKenna)

Racial injustice is a plague on American society, and public lands and other open spaces in Montana are not immune to it.