Logging and off-road vehicle use threaten the headwaters of the Little Bighorn River.
Still wild as the day it was born, the Little Bighorn area
deserves wilderness protection, and the Little Bighorn River has
even been proposed by the U.S. Forest Service to receive Wild and
Scenic River Designation. The roadless areas within the Little Bighorn
Mountains deserve much stronger protections. In fact, the Forest
Service will soon be releasing its draft Forest Plan which will
be determining the fate of this area.
Activists have guided outings to the area, where hikers discovered bear scat and rare plants. They've also collected letters of support for wilderness status.
you can do: To get more information about how you can help the
Sierra Club push for protection of Little Bighorn, contact Tracie
Weber at email@example.com,
or call (307) 672-0425.
Photo courtesy Liz Howell.