Montana Chapter

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Sierra Club Montana Chapter

The Montana Chapter of the Sierra Club is a volunteer run local organization to provide local events and outings, and to address local issues in the state of Montana. The chapter includes four local groups in the towns of Missoula, Bozeman, Helena and Billings.

Comments to the Forest Service

Comments Document

Comments on the Flathead National Forest Proposed Action – Forest Plan Revision (Proposed Action) and the Amendment of the Helena, Lewis and Clark, Lolo and Kootenai National Forest Plans to Incorporate Relevant Direction from the [Draft] Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy (Grizzly Amendment). We submit the following comments on behalf of Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, and Western Watersheds Project.

Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek Events

Photo by: Thomas D. Mangelsen
Grizzly bears are an essential piece of the American West, a wildlife icon that has been integral to the Yellowstone region for centuries. They embody true wilderness, with all its risks and rewards; there is no more beautiful or powerful symbol of our wild heritage than the “great bear.” As a top predator, grizzlies play an important role in keeping the whole natural system healthy.

Say it Ain’t So! Bob Clark Leaving Sierra Club Staff Position in Missoula

There are some troubling environmental issues raised in this newsletter, but one of the most troubling matters for Montana Chapter activists is the loss of Missoula-based Sierra Club staffer, Bob Clark. Bob will be a wilderness expedition guide...not a bad gig, but the volunteers in the club don’t know what we’ll do without him. We have typically paid for 10 percent of Bob’s time, so that he can help organize and assist our volunteer actions, but Bob’s leadership role in helping the Montana Chapter has been worth many times that amount.

Wolves under Pressure


Wolves in the Northern Rockies had their last break in September, when Endangered Species Act protections were restored for wolves in Wyoming. In December 2014, things looked up for wolves in the western Great Lakes Region when a federal court found the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delisting decision flawed because it would stop wolf recovery. FWS cannot designate a distinct population segment for purpose of delisting an ESA species.

Gearing Up To Support Grizzly In The Flathead

In early February, Sierra Club’s Our Wild America campaign and the Montana Chapter hosted a social at the Noice Gallery in Kalispell. The Flathead, an ecologically critical area known as the Crown of the Continent, is poised for some important changes. About 25 Club members, supporters, and friends gathered to visit and learn about opportunities for involvement in the unique area they call home.




The Montana Chapter also encourages its members to volunteer in any capacity they are able to. Whether its writing letters to decision-makers, phone banking, serving on committees or helping out at an event – volunteers, people just like you, make it happen. To become a volunteer, please contact one of the Sierra Club offices in Missoula (549- 1142), Bozeman (582-8365), or Billings (839-3333).

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