Unprotected Wildlands with Andrew McKean
Join us in celebrating eastern and central Montana’s remarkable public lands with Andrew McKean, editor of Outdoor Life magazine.
McKean, a Glasgow resident and avid backcountry hunter, will share stories and photos of the wild public lands he knows so well, along with his experiences living in eastern Montana and the challenges facing conservation in this part of the state.
Many tracts of public land beloved by hunters in eastern and central Montana are unprotected or under-protected, leaving the very qualities we cherish about these landscapes in jeopardy.
One of the biggest threats facing these areas is oil and gas leasing under the outdated, industry-favoring federal oil and gas leasing program – specifically the practices that allow for speculative leasing by private industries on our public lands.
McKean will discuss the threats posed by these leasing programs and opportunities to increase protection for Montana’s prairie wildlands.
Please join us in the town nearest you. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the presentation taking place 7 - 8 p.m.
• March 3 – Billings | Montana Audubon Center
• March 4 – Miles City | Miles Community College Public Library
• March 5 – Glasgow | Sean Heavey Gallery
• March 11 – Havre | Vizsla Brewing
• March 12 – Great Falls | The Celtic Cowboy
• March 13 – Lewistown | Lewistown Art Center
These events are all sponsored by Montana Wilderness Association and Montana Wildlife Federation and are free and open to the public.
See you there!
On Feb. 14, the BLM released a management plan for the Lewistown Field Office resource area that would open 95% of some of the wildest and most revered public lands in central Montana to oil and gas development. It also released a draft of a management plan that offers little to no conservation measures for public lands the BLM manages in western Montana.
For more information about these plans, visit: http://bit.ly/2wgQ7rv
Lewistown Art Center
The Lewistown Art Center promotes and provides engaged access to the arts, arts education, and cultural experiences in Central Montana. This includes Hands on Art (a 3-day-a-week after-school program), Youth Programming in the Summer, Adult Social Nights, and cultural events like monthly gallery receptions (First Friday of the month!), Shakespeare in the Park, WinterSongs, and so much more!