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Two Recent Donations

Montana Trout Unlimited recently donated $10,000.00 to PLWA to assist us in the ongoing Ruby River access case. While we had hoped that the Supreme Court decision would be the end of it, the Supreme Court remanded the issue of the width of the prescriptive easement back to District Court. We expect that to be heard in the coming months. In addition, it now appears that Mr. Kennedy intends to use his fortune to prolong his quest to overturn the Montana Stream Access Law for as long as he can. Thank you for your support TU.

In late December PLWA also received a generous donation of 320+ acres of agricultural land in Sweet Grass County from the grandson of the family that homesteaded the land in the early 1900ís. This hill and pasture land parcel lies along the Yellowstone River east of Big Timber and is under a conservation easement that bars it from being subdivided. The PLWA Board of Directors is currently exploring ways to best use the donation to continue our mission to protect your public access to our public resources.

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Ruby River Stream Access Victory
( 07/01/2016 )   7/1/2016PLWA, once again, has been victorious in the battle for the public's stream access on the Ruby River, from the Seyler Lane Bridge, likely the original stagecoach route from Salt Lake City, north to Virginia City and Helena.It has been over a decade that PLWA (formerly known as PLAAI) has been involved in a lawsuit over public access to the Ruby River from Seyler Lane and the Seyler Bridge, a public prescriptive easement right-of-way in Madison County.

"Dark Money" Brought to Light
( 07/01/2016 )   The June-July, Newscasts section of Fly Fisherman reported on the recent investigation by Montana's Commissioner of Political Practices, Jonathan Motl, into a dark money campaign that could overturn Montana's Stream Access.Fly Fisherman recounted the Montana Growth Network's campaign contributions to District Judge Laurie McKinnon's run for our Montana Supreme Court.

public land issues

Seyler Lane Update
9/24/2015Seyler Bridge Easement - More Than Just RecreationUpdate - Kennedys attorney requested a postponement of the September 21 hearing.

Tenderfoot - Four Years and Counting
9/24/2015Tenderfoot Creek is a tributary of the Smith River, joining the Smith a mile or so north of Camp Baker.

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Spawning Cutthroat

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