Bureau of Land Management's First Wilderness Celebrates its 30th Anniversary
As a prelude to the 50th anniversary next year, this summer is the "Summer of Lee" and represents the 30th Anniversary of the designation of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, the Bureau of Land Management's first wilderness areas named for Senator Lee Metcalf and the last Wilderness designated in Montana.
TENTATIVE DATES for major events during the "Summer of Lee"
Pop Up Tent locations and dates to be determined - farmers markets, etc.
May 14-16 - Bear Creek Days
June 1 - National Trails Day, Bear Trap Canyon Trailhead Clean Up
June 15 - Bear Creek (Madison District), trail work & weed pull
June 22 - Montana Wilderness Association Spanish Creek Hike
July 12 - Spanish Peaks, trail work & weed pull
July 18 - High Lakes Campsite Occupant Survey Training, Bozeman
July 20 - Montana Wilderness Association Bacon Rind Hike
July 20 - Montana Wilderness Association Helmet Hike
July 25 - High Lakes Survey Campsite Occupant Training, Big Sky
July 27 - Montana Wilderness Association Monument Meadows Hike
Aug 2 - Cache Creek (Taylor Fork), trail work & weed pull
Aug 17 - Montana Wilderness Association Papoose Creek & Cradle Lake Hike
Aug 17 - Cycle Greater Yellowstone, West Yellowstone
Aug 18 - Cycle Greater Yellowstone, Ennis
Aug 23 - West Yellowstone, 25th Anniversary of Yellowstone Fire event
Sept 7 - Bacon Rind, trail work & weed pull
Sept 13-15 - "Unstrung Heroes" fence pull in Taylor Fork
Sept 19-22 - Greater Yellowstone Coalition Annual Meeting in West Yellowstone
Oct 11 - "Summer of Lee" Wrap Party, 9QC Ranch in Taylor Fork
Events are being coordinated by the Montana Wilderness Association, Wilderness Society, and Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Contact Joe Josephson, 406-581-1716, or Jennifer Miller for more information.