Help Protect What You Love About Montana!

In just a few minutes, you can do your part to help keep 6.4 million acres of Montana’s national forest backcountry the way we love it — the way it has always been.

(1) Please take a moment to write Gov. Schweitzer:

Gov. Schweitzer wants to hear from Montanans like you — folks who know, use, and love our national forests.  Now is the time to be heard.  Click here and spend 5 minutes writing a letter to help maintain Montana’s backcountry traditions.

(2) Write a Letter to the Editor in your local newspaper:

People around Montana need to hear why protecting our backcountry areas is a common sense thing to do.  Please take a few minutes to write and email a Letter to the Editor to your local newspaper and help protect what makes Montana a great place to live and work.  Writing a letter to the Editor has never been easier - all the information is right here and you can send the letter from this website! 

Click here to write a letter to the editor.

(3) Send a letter to your county commissioners:

Your county commissioners are involved in the future of your National Forests.  If you want to maintain high quality hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, horse riding, skiing, and snowshoeing – write a quick letter to your commissioners today. Click here to write a letter to your county commissioners.

Contacting your County Commissioners Can Make a Difference! Read the below roadless backcountry recommendations (PDF version) created by some of Montana’s county commissioners:


Gallatin Gallatin maps

Lewis & Clark


Making Sense of County Roadless Recommendations

View What’s Going On in Your County






Roadless Recreation