Bureau of Land Management's First Wilderness Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Senator Lee Metcalf

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.