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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Hiking in the Quigg West Wilderness Study Area east of Hamilton (photo by Zack Porter)

In its preferred management alternative, the BLM would protect zero acres of land that have been identified as having wilderness characteristics. 

Dovetail, a land with wilderness characteristics not protected in the 2019 Lewistown RMP (photo by Aubrey Bertram)

The Interior Department trashed that original version of the RMP and its recommendations, which came about after a transparent public process that included local input, citizen surveys, and a healthy regard for what makes this part of Montana special.

Canoeing the Missouri River (photo by Jon Chance)

In a SENR hearing last week, Daines told Bernhardt that the budget Bernhardt proposed for LWCF was “embarrassingly low.”

LWCF has paid for conservation projects at several national parks, including Glacier (photo of Swiftcurrent Lake by Robert Pal)

If Senator Steve Daines intends on putting his money where his mouth is, he’ll oppose Bernhard’s nomination simply because Bernhard has all but assured the American public that he intends on crippling a bipartisan, hugely popular program that Daines is currently championing – the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which was permanently reauthorized by a bipartisan supermajority. 

Bitter Creek Wilderness Study Area near Glasgow in northeast Montana (photo by Dee Linnell Blank)

The damage these bills could do to our community water supplies, our fish and wildlife populations, and our $7 billion outdoor recreation economy could be devastating.

The Centennials (photo by Eric Clark)

The right way involves the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act, which would add 80,000 acres to the Bob Marshall, Scapegoat, and Mission Mountains Wilderness Areas