Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Peaceable waters

Peaceable waters, originally uploaded by Bitterroot.

This is the outlet to a pristine little lake near the Mission Mountains Wilderness in western Montana. Unfortunately, this area is owned by a private timber operation and I fear it may be opened up to development sooner rather than later. The area surrounding the lake has already been logged beyond recognition.

This is why I am trying to visit and capture as many unspoiled areas in my home state as possible before they all just slip away under the developers' bulldozers. I also support local citizens' groups that are working, sometimes very effectively, to preserve open space and wilderness in western Montana. Here are three local groups that are worthy of your support as well:

The Five Valleys Land Trust

The Clark Fork Coalition

The Blackfoot Challenge

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