Land Use / Public Access

More than a third of Montana is public land, including National Forests, National Parks, and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) properties. The western half of Montana encompasses an even higher percentage of public land. This public land is owned equally by all American citizens and it is used by Montanans and other Americans for a wide variety of activities, including camping, hiking, biking, fishing, and hunting. Likewise, the public is allowed to access most of the streams and rivers in Montana for recreational use.

Unfortunately, access to these public lands and waters is increasingly being blocked, often illegally. Citizens attempting to legally recreate on these publicly owned properties are faced with a number of obstacles. Attempts to effectively "privatize" these public lands through tactics such as illegitimate gates, invalid "No Trespassing" signs, ill-conceived legislation, and pressure on public officials and employees are illegal efforts to limit your rights and we will not tolerate it.

We possess the expertise, tenacity, resources, and passion to successfully represent members of the public seeking to enforce their right to access and use their public lands and waters.

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