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Montana’s Newest State Park Signals Shift from Extraction to Recreation-Based Economy

In a state once dominated by mining and logging, outdoor recreation is now a bigger revenue generator

A pine-covered bluff rises above the Upper Clark Fork River in the heart of Milltown State Park, the latest addition to Montana’s state parks system. At the foot of the bluff, the Blackfoot River — of A River Runs Through It fame…
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by: Gabriel Furshong – August 30, 2016

Republicans Want to Limit the President’s Use of the Antiquities Act to Protect Public Land

Bills recently introduced by Republican members of Congress would constrain the president's ability to establish or expand national monuments

On his return trip from the Pacific, in the summer of 1806, US Army Lieutenant William Clark passed a 150-foot tower of sandstone on the south bank of the Yellowstone River, 25 miles northeast of what is today Billings, Montana. He was…
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by: Gabriel Furshong – June 9, 2015

Caution: Wide Load

For more than 40 years, Linwood Laughy and his wife Borg Hendrickson have lived on Highway 12, two miles from Kooskia, Idaho, the last stop on the two-lane highway before it winds deep into the Clearwater National Forest. As writers and occasional tour guides, they handpicked this remote location along the Clearwater River because of its long history of quiet beauty. Now they fear history is taking an awful turn because of…
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by: Gabriel Furshong – Spring 2011


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