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'Environmentalism' catches on in Big Sky Country

April 30, 1971

The 1971 Montana legislature may go down in the record books as the session in which "environmentalism" finally caught on. Bills passed and signed into law include new hard rock mining reclamation laws, zoning provisions, tougher water pollution controls and more.

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'Environmentalism' catches on in Big Sky Country
The 1971 Montana legislature may go down in the record books as the session in which "environmentalism" finally caught on. Bills passed and signed into law include new hard rock mining reclamation laws, zoning provisions, tougher water pollution controls and more.

Essays

Historic kilns mark era of by-gone days
A history of the abandoned kilns located along Idaho State Highway 28 near Birch Creek, where hundreds of woodsmen and kiln workers used to make charcoal for a nearby smelter.

News

Clearcutting stirs national controversy
The people of Montana's Bitterroot Valley once gazed into hills of magnificent Douglas fir, ponderosa and lodgepole pine. Now their attention is fixed on the barren, treeless fields clearcut from the wooded vista.