National Forests

Montana Public-Land Transfer, Public Land Heist
Hilary Eisen
How to combat the public-land heist.With the election behind us, many Montanans are wondering what the next legislative session holds for the future of public lands. Read more >>
Toward a Natural Forest, Custer Gallatin National Forest
Tucker, David
Over time, people change, and after reading Toward a Natural Forest (Oregon State University Press, $20), it’s clear governme Read more >>
Quake Lake, Custer Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman
Mariah Leuschen-Lonergan
USFS and Recommended Wilderness.  Read more >>
Face-off, Summer, National Parks vs. National Forests
Tucker, David
Not all public lands are created equal, and when it comes to Montana’s national parks and national forests, the latter are often overlooked. But why? Read more >>
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    Cross-Country Skiing, Hyalite Canyon, Bozeman, Montana
    Jenny White
    Crossy-country skiing in Hyalite. The ski trails in Hyalite will boast a few upgrades this year, but for those who relish the backcountry feel of this nearby recreational haven, don’t worry. This won’t lead to resort-style cross-country skiing. Read more >>
    The Lionhead, Mountain Biking, CDT, West Yellowstone, Forest Planning
    David Tucker
    The Lionhead stands at the center of southwest Montana’s backcountry-biking universe. Ensuring access is a rock-solid partnership between bikers, horsemen, and the Forest Service, a rare case of collaboration where the results speak for themselves. Read more >>
    Lick Creek, Hyalite, Bozeman, Montana
    Anthony Pavkovich
    Running Hyalite's hidden gem.  Read more >>
    Livingston, public lands, Senator Jon Tester, Sally Jewel
    Wangmo Tenzing
    Celebrating & conserving public-land access. These days, few topics interest outdoors folk as much as public lands—and here in Montana, where most of our activities take place on state and federal land, it’s even more important. Read more >>
    Portal Creek Trail, Porcupine Trail, Custer Gallatin Forest Plan Revision
    the editors
    Bozeman reacts to Wilderness recommendations.  Read more >>
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