Protecting the Bitterroot National Forest

Some of the wildest landscapes in the continental United States are located in Montana's Bitterroot National Forest.

Attorneys

Timothy Preso

Regional Office / Program

Case Overview

In a series of court cases over more than a decade, Earthjustice and our clients have worked to protect wilderness-quality lands within Montana’s Bitterroot National Forest against a rising tide of motorized and mechanized backcountry use, and from massive timber sales.

Bitterroot Mountains
Bitterroot Valley Near Florence, MT. (U.S. Forest Service )

Case Updates

Bitterroot Mountains
October 27, 2020 Press Release: Victory

9th Circuit Upholds Protections for Wild Lands in Bitterroot National Forest

Ruling affirms protections for some of wildest landscapes in continental United States

October 27, 2020 Document

DECISION: 9th Circuit Upholds Protections for Wild Lands in Bitterroot National Forest

Ruling affirms protections for some of wildest landscapes in continental United States

Bitterroot Mountains
July 2, 2018 Press Release: Victory

Federal Court Ruling Protects Wild Lands in Bitterroot National Forest

Travel Plan protects some of the wildest landscapes in the continental United States