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 (
  • 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.)
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