Issue: Wild Lands
Partners: ABC Fox Montana, Billings Gazette, Crazy Mountain Access Project
A coalition of private landowners and public land users have unveiled details and next steps for a citizen-proposed land agreement intended to improve public access and outdoor opportunities in the Custer-Gallatin National Forest.
The East Crazy Mountains and Inspiration Divide Public Access Improvement Land Exchange was developed through 12 months of community-based negotiations and kitchen table discussions with private landowners and public land users. The agreement would consolidate public lands and create new public access opportunities on the eastern side of the Crazy Mountains and in the Madison Range near Big Sky, Montana.
These flights were hosted by the Crazy Mountain Access Project, an informal coalition of ranchers, conservationists, tribal representatives and hunters working to find common ground in Montana’s Crazy Mountains. The flights were part of a press event for the rollout of the land exchange agreement.