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River Wild?

RIVER WILD? The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act has protected the North, Middle, and South Forks for almost half a century. As our population grows and more people look to these rivers for fun, questions arise about how best to preserve their unique values and wild...

An Illustrated Travel Guide to Flathead Valley Recreation

SATIRE Illustrated travel guide to Flathead Valley recreation We present six options guaranteed to raise adrenaline (and maybe even your hairline), fit for the whole family. Written by David Steele. Illustrated by Collin Hamman DAVID STEELE COLLIN HAMMAN Sperry Chalet...

More Than Moving Dirt

Headwaters More than moving dirt “The wilderness doesn’t discriminate, and neither do we.” The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation works to make the backcountry welcoming to all. Volunteers from a partner project with The Woods Project, a Texasbased organization that...

The Flathead Lakers’ Bad Rock Canyon Conservation Project

Non-Profit Feature Go Local donates 3% of each issue’s advertising revenue to a local nonprofit organization. This issue supports the flathead lakers’ bad rock canyon conservation project. THE FLATHEAD LAKERS’ BAD ROCK CANYON CONSERVATION PROJECT “[Bad Rock Canyon] is...

This Is How We Grow Smart

Headwaters This is how we grow smart We can’t wish the growth away. But we do have the opportunity to shape it into something positive.  RYAN HUNTER W e live in a wonderful place. Outdoor adventures abound within a short distance from our front doors, and we have...

Taking the Long View

Crux Taking the Long View A talk with someone who’s been here a while and seen a thing or two. DAVID STEELE Change feels radical when you haven’t seen much of it, so listen to Bill Anderson for some perspective. A teacher and Columbia Falls school administrator for 25...