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Our Wilderness Goals
Headwaters Montana supports Wilderness designation for roadless lands on the Kootenai and Flathead National Forests.
Our current active wilderness project covers the Whitefish and Galton Ranges of N.W.Montana. Proposed Wilderness consist of:
- The Ten Lakes WSA (Wilderness Study Area), located near Eureka, Montana, and the Whitefish Range
- The “Whitefish Range Wilderness” consisting of Tuchuck, Thompson Seton and Hefty Inventoried Roadless Areas (IRAs).
Fortine resident Winton Weydemeyer first proposed this area for wilderness designation in 1925 (40 years before the Wilderness Act was passed in 1964) when it consisted of 485,000 acres of roadless lands. The combined area of our proposed wilderness is about 171,000 acres.
The photos in the Web link below are representative of the landscape of the proposed Wilderness area. We ask that you support Headwaters Montana’s effort to have this land protected Wilderness by joining us here.
Complimentary Headwaters Hat Donate $100 or more to receive one of these hats to show your support for conservation in the Flathead! ~ Thank You!
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Have A Wilderness Story to Tell?
The Wilderness Act of 1964 marks its 50th birthday on September 20, 2014. Headwaters Montana has joined other northwest Montana voices in recognizing and celebrating this important milestone. We will present here interviews and stories from across the region from people who - like you - value our congressionally protected wilderness legacy. If you have a special story to share about wilderness, please submit your letter (500 words or less, please) here. If space and time permits we will post your story on our website and share it with the Montana wilderness community. We're sure you'll find these stories interesting and compelling.
Mark Your Calendar! The 50th Wilderness birthday party is planned for September 20, 2014, at the Flathead County Fairgrounds. Plan on attending. It will be a WILD time!