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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.
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We Are 85 Percent of the Way.... Every year we need to raise 33 percent or more of our budget from individuals like you in order to meet an IRS regulation. We did not quite make that goal, or $16,000, this year... so we must continue. Your donation counts toward this goal and the protecting the Flathead region. If you donated in 2013, we thank you! If you have not yet donated, please consider doing so at this time. Click on the "Donate Now" to go to our secure on-line donation center. Please donate today! ~ Thank You!