15-Dec-2014 : Joint press statement from members of the Coalition to Protect the Rocky Mountain Front

Passage of the Heritage Act means that one of Montana’s most iconic landscapes is now permanently protected. It also means that Montana has it first new wilderness designation in more than 30 years. This is a victory for all Montanans, an enormous boon to the state’s magnificent outdoor heritage, and a testament to nearly two decades of hard work and compromise by local people, businesses, and organizations who came together to craft the right bill for this special place. [read more...]

26-Nov-2012 : Study finds public lands along Front is driver of growth

A new report by a Bozeman-based economic analysis firm says that communities along the Rocky Mountain Front have seen slow, steady growth with per-capita income and average earnings per job being 10 to 15 percent greater than elsewhere in Montana. [read more...]

04-Nov-2011 : Baucus to sponsor Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus announced Friday he will sponsor a bill to expand the wilderness on the Rocky Mountain Front, saying the proposal has a good chance of being the first wilderness designation in the state since the early 1980s. [read more...]

04-Nov-2011 : Baucus to Introduce Front plan

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., announced Friday that he will sponsor the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act in Congress. [read more...]

04-Nov-2011 : Baucus backs Heritage Act

Standing in the center of Montana Outdoor Sports in Helena surrounded by about 50 supporters, Baucus noted on Friday that the Rocky Mountain Front is a “poetic, natural” paradise that reflects the true nature of Montanans as hunters, anglers, ranchers, hikers, mountain bikers, outfitters and anyone else who loves wild places. [read more...]