Archive for the ‘Voices in the Wilderness’ Category

President LBJ signs the Wilderness Act Sept. 3, 1964

President Lyndon Johnson signs the Wilderness Act
Sept. 3rd, 1964

This series of essays is appearing in the Western News of Libby, Montana, and the Sanders County Ledger of Thompson Falls, as part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, signed by Lyndon Johnson into law on September 3, 1964.

These Western Montana residents each write about their special relationship with wild places, Wilderness and wilderness, designated and not.

Why I Like Wilderness

Posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2014

By Pete Mickelson I grew up in two places: first on a farm on the edge of the Allegheny National Forest in northwest Penn’s Woods and then on the edge of the Cabinets in Libby. [» Read More…]


Doug Ferrell
Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2014

By Doug Ferrel This September we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and also of our much loved Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. The Act was passed in 1964 by a unanimous vote of Congress [» Read More…]

A life-saving event

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

By Emma McConnaghey We were almost there.  After hours of driving along steep mountain roads and deep ravines our destination was in sight: Callahan Creek.  My friend Lizzie and I had been waiting all summer [» Read More…]

Bad Medicine is good medicine.

Posted on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

This piece was published in our Voices in the Wilderness Series in The Western News in July of 2014 By Tony Brown The Lincoln/Sanders County Line has a little-known, unique distinction. It divides Bull Lake [» Read More…]

Real Beauty

Posted on Friday, June 27th, 2014

By Megan Hight, Troy, Montana The time had come. I was the oldest child; my dad had been waiting my whole life for this moment and I wasn’t about to let him down now by [» Read More…]