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Backcountry Scientist Project – Round Two

We are excited to begin our second season of working with volunteer backcountry scientists on the Helena National Forest. Winter Wildlands Alliance is coordinating with Wild Things Unlimited (WTU) and the Montana Wilderness Association, with support from the Helena National Forest, and Defenders of Wildlife, to get citizen scientists into the backcountry to monitor forest […]

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The Land and Water Conservation Fund is Back!

Today, there’s big news that benefits everyone who loves getting outside, whether it’s to the backcountry or your local city park. The Land and Water Conservation Fund, hailed as America’s best conservation program, will be reauthorized this week after expiring at the end of September. In its 50-year history, LWCF has helped build trails, parks, […]

Skiers Hit the Hill on Behalf of LWCF

By Hilary Eisen, Recreation Planning Coordiator Last October, I met up with WWA board member Mike Fiebig and member Chris Ennis for our first turns of the season in the Bozeman backcountry. Had you asked us that day, with noses red from cold and grins plastered on our faces after a fantastic day in the […]

LWCF 101

Have you heard about the upcoming Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) re-authorization recently and wondered what the fuss is all about?  Are you scratching your head wondering what exactly LWCF is in the first place?  If you’ve never heard of LWCF, you’re not the only one. Although it’s been called “America’s most successful conservation […]