Wild Word - Featured

Home Wild Word
Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Buffalo Lakes in the Badger-Two Medicine (photo by Gene Sentz)

We stand by our tribal partners when they say that they will see the last of the Badger-Two Medicine leases retired.

Off-highway vehicles cross the Middle Fork of the Judith River (photo by Tom Kotynski) 

After decades of vehicle use, the once-thriving fishery of the Middle Fork of the Judith has been severely degraded.

Bull elk square off at Slippery Ann Elk Viewing Area at the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge (photo by John Lee)

The National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the BLM have historically required that motorized use on public lands be limited to roads, trails, and areas explicitly designated as allowing motorized use. Not anymore. 

Buffalo Lakes in the Badger-Two Medicine (photo by Gene Sentz)

Last week, he reintroduced the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act. This week, Sen. Tester introduced a Senate resolution calling on Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to uphold the Interior Department’s commitment to the Blackfeet Nation and defend its cancellation of oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine.

The headwaters of the Clearwater River (Lee Boman)

Today. Sen. Jon Tester announced that he's reintroducing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act, which would add nearly 80,000 acres to the Bob Marshall, Scapegoat, and Mission Mountains Wilderness Areas. 

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.