The lawsuit contends the state's ability to negotiate lease terms is harmed by a 2019 law that also diminishes the values of state trust lands.
"We need to use all the tools in the box to bring health back to our forests, to protect our communities from wildfires and to create jobs in our communities," said Gov. Greg Gianforte.
At issue was a practice implemented by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation when dealing with water rights and state trust lands.
The Springdale Bridge fishing access site has been closed following a wildland fire that burned at the site on Sunday.
Three Montana wildland firefighters had a significant reason to be grateful on the recent Thanksgiving holiday.
Revenue produced by Montana’s state trust lands dipped slightly in the last fiscal year due to fluctuations in commodity prices and weather.
Timber workers across the West stand a better chance of overcoming pandemic-related economic shocks than many other industries this year, but rural economies still need to brace for more trouble.
The total number of coronavirus cases in Montana rose to 241 Thursday according to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.
In Western Montana, the Clark Fork Coalition repairs a creek to create a native trout sanctuary.
Climate change isn’t just a future trend. For Missoulians, it’s a current reality.
The Lake County Commissioners are doubling down on their opposition to a proposed bill that would ratify the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Compact.
Collaboration was the word du jour as U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary James Hubbard made the rounds in Missoula on Thursday.
FLATHEAD LAKE — Once the research vessel Jessie B. came to a stop Wednesday morning, Phil Matson got to work.
A rapid response by Frenchtown firefighters kept a structure fire from spreading Friday afternoon.
A Flathead County ballot initiative meant to block a controversial water-bottling plant has survived a legal challenge.
It sounds like a bad horror movie. Canadian wild pigs are amassing at Montana’s northern border. It’s only a matter of time before they wander south and begin their destructive assault on everything from wildlife to agricultural fields and even archaeological sites.
BOZEMAN — After a quick fundraising effort, a conversation group has written a check to stop a logging project south of Bozeman.
WHITEFISH — The Flathead Basin Commission is looking at $117,000 in potential annual funding at this point in the legislative session.
Recent frigid temperatures might push ice jam season further into the spring for the Billings area, but officials are still concerned about growing potential of ice jams in Eastern Montana, according to the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.