Straddling the border of Montana and Idaho 30 miles west of Missoula, the Great Burn Recommended Wilderness is the largest unprotected roadless area in the lower-48 states. Shaped by fire and dominated by snow and ice much of the year, the Great Burn stands as a testament to the powerful forces of nature that have come define the West. Land of Fire and Ice showcases winter, a season that sees few visitors, in the Great Burn. The photographs attempt to communicate the austere beauty of a wild and rugged landscape under the cover of its most inhospitable season.
Discover and Connect with the Great Burn:
Hike, backpack, picnic, and experience the Great Burn now and begin to gather your thoughts to submit comments to the Lolo National Forest planning process, due to kick off in 2021
Sign up for a volunteer stewardship trip in the Great Burn this summer. Trips are led by the Great Burn Conservation Alliance (greatburnstudygroup.org)
Make a donation to Montana Wilderness Association or the Great Burn Conservation Alliance
Sign up to lead a Montana Wilderness Association hike in the Great Burn next summer to introduce members of the public to this special place
Talk to people about the Great Burn -- friends, family, even strangers. Encourage them to visit and advocate for this special place!
If you like to write, challenge yourself to write a Letter to the Editor and submit it to a local paper (Missoulian, Ravalli Republic, etc.)