Election 2020: Implications for Public Lands
Our responses to the presidential, Senate, House, and gubernatorial election results
This election will have greater implications for public lands than any other in modern memory. Results could translate into an enormous win for conservation, a mix of opportunity and challenge, or something altogether daunting.
MWA Asks for Changes in the Current Crazies Land Exchange Proposal
They include guarantees of protection for lands that would be swapped from public into private ownership
Consolidating land in the Crazies is a necessity if we ever want to legislatively protect these mountains in the future.
BLM Finalizes Plan Opening 95% of Public Lands in Central Montana to Oil and Gas
Agency tries to greenwash William Perry Pendley's terrible reputation in its announcement of the plan
No matter how much grandiose spin acting BLM director Pendley has put on these plans, they are as much an affront to Montana’s outdoor values as Pendley’s views on public lands.
Changes We Want to See Made to the Helena-Lewis and Clark Plan Revision
The revised Forest plan needs to protect many more areas than the final draft currently does
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.
A Mixed Bag
While protecting the Big Snowies and Nevada Mountain, the Helena-Lewis and Clark Forest plan falls short for too many places
We’re pleased the Forest Service recognized the importance of conserving the wildest areas along the continental divide and in the Big Snowies.
What Binds Us Together
University of Montana public lands survey again demonstrates conservation is a value Montanans overwhelmingly share
This poll serves as an opportunity to determine whether our work aligns with Montanans’ values, and whether we are doing our job building grassroots support for the proposals we champion.