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.

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...]

Wilderness as a Source of Freedom

Posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

By Justin Randall, Troy To an eleven-year-old boy, growing up in a small town in the mountains of northwest Montana is something akin to long-term summer camp. The amount of freedom a ten-speed, decent sneakers, [» Read More...]

Celebrating 50 Years of the Wilderness Act.

Posted on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

This “Voices in the Wilderness” first appeared in the Western News, December 17. By Kelly Palmer, Troy, Montana I’ve had the privilege of living in a drift boat on the Kootenai River for seventeen summers. [» Read More...]