Candace Dyar

The best of Big Sky Country

From the glacier-carved splendor of the Crown of the Continent to the trout-filled waters of the free-flowing Yellowstone River, Montanans have a special connection to their state’s land, water and world-class wildlife. Most people here identify as a hunter or angler and two-thirds say they visit public lands six or more times per year.

However, while these lands are popular, the threats facing them are daunting. Hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness study areas are at risk of reduced protection, oil and gas interests want to gain access to vital landscapes and rapidly growing communities threaten to erode Montana’s wildest spaces. We need to work with local partners to address these dangers and keep wildlands healthy and whole for the people who love them.


Outdoor recreation haven
Most Montanans identify as a hunter or angler and most visit public lands six or more times per year.
Threatened lands "wilder" than national parks
Wilderness study areas targeted by proposals in Congress are "wilder" than many iconic national parks.
19 Native American tribes
The amount who have called to protect the Badger-Two Medicine area from drilling.

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