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  • 'Redneck liberal' defends a hard-to-love landscape

    Tim Faber, a carpenter, ranch hand and ‘redneck liberal,’ devotes himself to preserving the wild landscapes of Montana’s Missouri River Breaks

  • Fighting for the Rocky Mountain Front: Montana rancher Karl Rappold

    Montana rancher Karl Rappold is determined to save his beloved Rocky Mountain Front from development by the oil and gas industry

  • Journalism's dirty little secret

  • Battle brews over a wilderness mother lode

    Activists are fighting a copper and silver mine planned for underneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in Montana.

  • Montana guts a green law

    Montana greens are worried that recent legislative changes to the state's 1971 Montana Environmental Policy Act will make the law almost impossible to enforce.

  • An activist to the end

    Friends and admirers mourn the sudden, mysterious death by drowning of lesbian activist and environmentalist Tary Mocabee of Montana's Mission Valley.

  • Republicans undermine a bedrock environmentallaw

    Gayla Benefield of Libby, Mont., is among many fighting to keep the Montana Environmental Policy Act intact in the face of Republican attempts to weaken the far-reaching and powerful law.

  • What's best for a crumbling treasure?

    Many Glacier and other historic hotels in Glacier National Park need major restoration, but some fear proposed legislation undermines concessionaire reforms only recently approved by Congress.

  • A test case on access

    Jack and Stephanie McFarland sue when Glacier National Park officials deny them a special permit to snowmobile into their park inholding.

  • One proposal nearly runs aground

    Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is pushing for a new and expanded National Conservation Area along the banks of the Missouri River Breaks, a wild and scenic river corridor.

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