Wild Word - September 2020

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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act took an important step forward this week (photo courtesy of EcoFlight)

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA), an early but important step toward the bill becoming law.

The West Pioneer Wilderness Study Area is one of the areas addressed in the EQC's final report (photo by Kevin League)

On September 9, the Montana State Legislature’s Environmental Quality Council released SJ20: The Fate of Wilderness Study Areas, its final report on Montana’s Forest Service WSAs.

Looking over autumn larch towards the Swan Range in the Flathead National Forest (photo by Hannah Ettema)

The current administration continues to try to advance its industry-friendly agenda by dramatically increasing oil and gas drilling on our public lands.

Aerial view of Sweetgrass Canyon, part of the Crazies land exchange proposal (photo courtesy of EcoFlight)

Consolidating land in the Crazies is a necessity if we ever want to legislatively protect these mountains in the future.