The new travel plan for the Badger-Two Medicine area of the Rocky Mountain Front gives much-needed protection that has been lacking until now to this beautiful and important area.
For too many years, illegal and irresponsible off-road motorized use has led to an increasing degradation of the landscape, wildlife habitat and wilderness qualities of the region. The Badger-Two Medicine has valuable biological diversity and uniqueness, and is home to several endangered species. It has significant cultural importance to the Blackfeet. It provides opportunities for peace, tranquility and spiritual restoration for visitors. Restrictions to motorized access, along with enforcement of these restrictions, will protect these values and ensure quality wilderness experiences.
This travel plan deserves our support, and our thanks to the Lewis and Clark National Forest and the Blackfeet Tribe for their support.
William Cardin, East Glacier Park