Wild Word - November 2015

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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Hall Creek, in the Badger-Two Medicine area, where a 6,000-acre illegal mineral lease will soon be cancelled. Photo by Casey Perkins.

Today, the Department of the Interior (DOI) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a decision to the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C., indicating that they intend to cancel the illegally-issued Solenex oil and gas lease in the wild and sacred Badger-Two Medicine area.

A hunter and his llamas in the Gallatin Range (photo by Greg Munther)

Whether we hike, fish, camp, mountain bike, or snowmobile, the Custer Gallatin National Forest is a special place. But it’s more than just a recreation getaway.

Frenchman Creek area (photo by Tony Bynum)

Read the fall 2015 issue of Wild Montana.

Fishing on Taylor Fork of the Madison River (photo by Kathy Rue)

The radical fringe that tried to advance the lands transfer scheme didn’t count on how much we value our special places on public lands.

Badger Creek (photo by John Lambing)

Sec. Vilsack joins long line of those urging cancellation of all remaining leases in the Badger.