Southwestern Crown

Montana’s Southwestern Crown is threatened by decades of mismanagement. We are leading an effort to ensure we leave it better than we found it.

The Southwestern Crown forms the southwestern boundary of the spectacular Bob Marshall Wilderness but its forests and streams have gradually been degraded for a century. The future of this place depends on fixing the broken parts and protecting the working ones. 

Why the Southwestern Crown?

In an era of climate change, the Southwestern Crown is a crucial piece of a fully connected and more resilient wild landscape.

Work we’re doing

We bring the wild back to forests that have lost it and permanently protect those that haven’t.

Our partners

We stitch together neighbors and new allies to advance conservation by recognizing and honoring their place on the land. 

  • Michael Reinemer

    The 2018 Senate Interior Appropriations bill would eliminate protection for roadless areas in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest (our nation’s largest national forest) and the spectacular Chugach National Forest near Anchorage. The 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule, one of the most popular and successful conservation measures in US history, protected the 58.5 million acres of America’s roadless national forests from logging and roadbuilding.

  • Michael Reinemer

    TO:            Editorial Writers, Reporters and Columnists                           

    FROM:    The Wilderness Society  

    RE:           Legislative Attack on the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule

    DATE:      November 21, 2017 

  • Tim Woody