After years of enduring—and fighting—federal rollbacks on America’s bedrock conservation laws and protections of public lands and waters, we are on the cusp of a much needed and inspiring change of course. President Biden has signed an Executive Order directing the Interior Department to outline steps to achieve the president’s commitment to conserve at least 30% of … [Read more...] about The Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act will help achieve 30×30 goals
“That few in public affairs act from a mere view of the good of their country, whatever they may pretend; and though their actings (sic) bring real good to their country, yet men primarily considered that their own and their country’s interests were united and so did not act from a principle of benevolence. “That fewer still, in public affairs, act with a view to the good of … [Read more...] about Montana Viewpoint: Could political distrust be the downfall of democracy?
In Montana, choosing a hunting partner is not to be taken lightly. It has to be someone who you can spend hours with, in trucks, boats and long hikes. Someone who will pitch wholeheartedly into the work that follows a successful hunt and are right along with you when things don’t go quite as planned. The choice of a hunting partner comes down to someone with skills, grit, and … [Read more...] about Commentary: Grit, character, outdoor experience needed at BLM
Montanans love getting outside — we do, after all, have some of the wildest and loveliest landscapes in the country. And those who didn’t spend much time outdoors before 2020 have shifted their habits in the past year. Outdoor meetings, outdoor lessons, outdoor weddings, gatherings, meals: all things outdoors have become common in a time of COVID. At the Montana Natural … [Read more...] about Sustainable Missoula: Outdoor learning inspires lifelong stewardship
In response to the U.S. Forest Service violating a court order and injunction against the Hanna Flats logging project in Northern Idaho, the Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed a second lawsuit on June 7th seeking to force the government to comply with federal law and stop logging and road-building in a forest that provides dwindling habitat for the endangered Selkirk grizzly … [Read more...] about Commentary: Alliance for the Wild Rockies files 2nd lawsuit to stop north Idaho logging