Backpacker Magazine Shares Wilderness Hopes for Swan Crest!

When Backpacker Magazine called wanting to promote Alpine Trail #7 along the Swan Crest, we were hesitant to help because more human use is not always a good thing. We insisted that the article also promote designation of the Swan Crest as Wilderness in order to counterbalance Backpacker’s promotion of the area. The writer agreed.

Other than misquoting our “little used” description of Alpine 7 south of Thunderbolt Mountain, instead calling it “underused,” Backpacker did a good job and we appreciate the focus on securing Wilderness protection for this delicate alpine area. When it comes to protecting quiet, peaceful habitat for fish, wildlife and people there is no such thing as “underused.”

You can help turn this media exposure into a major step toward Wilderness designation by sending a short email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . Urge the Flathead National Forest to recommend Wilderness designation for all public roadless lands in its Revised Forest Plan, including the entire Swan Crest!

Your help is doubly important because Montana Wilderness Association and some others are not advocating Wilderness protection for all roadless lands, instead allowing snowmobiles in vast roadless areas, especially along the Swan Crest!

You can see a clipping of the May 2014 Backpacker article here and find an Action Alert similar to this one here!

Thank you for taking a short moment to help protect the Swan Range!

This article published on May 05, 2014 • [Permalink]