MWF Calls for Answers, Access in Crazy Mountains

Loco Mountain in Crazy Mountains Montana. Photo by Mike Cline.

Loco Mountain in Crazy Mountains Montana. Photo by Mike Cline.

The Montana Wildlife Federation recently sent a letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell asking for clarification of the agency’s position on public access in light of the reassignment of a district ranger working to improve trail access to the Crazy Mountains.

MWF specifically asked Tidwell what officials with the Custer-Gallatin National Forest were doing to improve access to the Crazy Mountains. Large swaths of the range are inaccessible to the public, and landowners along the east side are selling bull elk hunts there while the public is excluded from its public lands. MWF also asked how long Alex Siekienwicz, the Yellowstone District Ranger who was reassigned for working to improve access, will be in his new position.

See the letter here:

MWF Tidwell letter Crazy Mountains