Load Carrier Series
This series of guest blog posts introduces individuals and organizations that MYSTERY RANCH proudly partners with and supports. While we specialize in backpacks built for fire, military, hunting and mountain missions, these organizations carry the load in other ways. Their missions are to heal, protect, preserve, educate and bring awareness to causes that need all of our support.
Guest Post by John Todd, Montana Wilderness Association.
In 1964, Americans decided to do something no other society had ever done before. We passed the Wilderness Act and set aside a few places to stay just as they are – untrammeled, “where man himself is a visitor.”
Here in the Big Sky state, Montana Wilderness Association (MWA) has been at the forefront of designating all 15 of the state’s wilderness areas.
MWA started in 1958 when a Bozeman couple, Ken and Florence Baldwin, became concerned about the threat of industrial and residential development in Montana’s majestic Madison and Gallatin Ranges. They sent a letter to 100 of their friends to meet at a hotel on Main Street, and there the nation’s oldest grassroots wilderness organization was born.
MWA is a non-profit organization working to protect Montana’s wilderness … READ MORE >