Wild Word - July 2016

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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Bunker Creek (photo by Steve Gnam)

The US Forest Service recently released its draft management plan alternatives for the Flathead National Forest. These alternatives are essentially options for how the Forest Service will manage the Flathead Forest for the next 20 years.

Peering up at the Rocky Mountain Front (photo by Sarah Sentz)

We believe one of the best ways to counter the anti-public lands extremists is by advancing a pro-public lands movement the celebrates the positive impact that public lands have on our heritage and way of life.

Larch in fall splendor in the Sapphires Wilderness Study Area (photo by Zack Porter)

The plan safeguards habitat, clean water, and solitude in stunning landscapes around the Bitterroot, including the Sapphire and Blue Joint Wilderness Study Areas, places that Stevensville-native Sen. Lee Metcalf protected with the passage of the 1977 Montana Wilderness Study Act.