Upcoming events

National Public Lands Day – September 27

We’ve got two great events for you to celebrate your public lands this year — you can pitch in at our annual cleanup with BLM, or you can participate in a rally for our public lands at the state Capitol in Helena.

The cleanup this year is at Coal Banks Landing — the place from which most river floaters launch their multi-day trips. Lunch is on us, courtesy of the Public Lands Foundation. We’ll be graveling paths, taking care of the shelterbelt and generally tidying the place up. To sign up, please email Sara at

The rally at the Capitol, meanwhile, is being organized by our friends at the Montana Wilderness Association and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.

TOGETHER_WE_CAN_DO_IT_-_KEEP_`EM_FIRING_-_NARA_-_515856The rally is in response to the terrible made-in-Utah idea to transfer our federal public lands to the state of Montana. (You can read up on why this is a terrible idea by clicking here and here.) Join us and the hundreds of hikers, hunters and anglers who’ll be there to send a clear message to our lawmakers — that our public lands are not to be messed with.

Looking forward to seeing you either at Coal Banks or at the Capitol on the 27th. Thanks for all you do for our public lands!

October 10 – Yogo Inn, 211 East Main St., Lewistown, MT

Please join us October 10 for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour as we sponsor the event for the first time in Lewistown, MT – one of the gateway communities to the Wild and Scenic Missouri! Join us for a special evening of short, uplifting films about adventure, agriculture, energy and climate change, culture, and conservation. Click here for the film schedule.

The Missouri River in early autumn. (Photo Bob Wick, BLM).

The Missouri River in early autumn. (Photo Bob Wick, BLM).

Click here to visit the Wild and Scenic Film Festival page and view trailers of the 2014 films.

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