One week removed from a very successful Great Outdoors America Week, which brought together over 200 outdoor enthusiasts from around the country, the need for continued advocacy of our public lands is even more apparent.
I am already hurting by the time we reach the sign along the trail that reads “Bob Marshall Wilderness” – after only about a quarter of a mile hike from the trailhead parking area in the Flathead National Forest here in Montana.
It’s not often that in rural Montana we can find a Forest Service ranger, a heavy equipment operator, conservation advocates, and others all heralding a government program. But that’s exactly what happened recently in the Lewis and Clark National Forest.
You might remember that The Wilderness Society and supporters like you created a comprehensive set of comments last May on the Forest Service’s proposed rule for managing 193 million acres of America’s national forests.