Mike Garrity

Mike Garrity

Mike Garrity is the executive director for the Alliance for the Wild Rockies.


Conservation groups continue to fight for bull trout

By: - July 17, 2021

It’s well known and scientifically documented that bull trout, Montana’s largest native salmonid, require clean, cold, and connected rivers and streams to survive. That’s why, in the midst of a record-breaking hot and dry summer, Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Friends of the Wild Swan, and Save the Bull Trout are challenging the U.S. Fish […]


Big, bad forest clear cutting continues

By: - June 12, 2021

Clearcuts are not illegal, but they should be. Yet politicians like Sen. Steve Daines and Gov. Greg Gianforte mislead the public by claiming the Forest Service no longer clearcuts. But obviously the Forest Service and timber industry are still clearcutting national forests. Case in point, the Custer Gallatin National Forest just approved – then pulled […]


Biden administration a welcome change in forest service plans

By: - April 7, 2021

One of the Trump administration’s worst projects, which would have burned a million acres of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, has been halted in its tracks by Biden’s Forest Service after the Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Native Ecosystems Council, and Yellowstone to Uintas submitted detailed comments opposing this insane idea. The Targhee Prescribed Fire project […]


Aspen tree decline in West due to cattle grazing

By: - March 15, 2021

The Forest Service has been proposing logging and burning projects to promote the growth of more aspen. But aspen regenerates by putting out shoots, not through seeds, and it’s extensively documented that the major cause of aspen decline in the West is cattle browsing and trampling the young aspen, thus greatly limiting regeneration. Despite the […]


Conservation groups try to keep Castle Mountains pristine

By: - March 8, 2021

The Castle Mountains are a pristine, island mountain range east of White Sulphur Springs, Montana that, despite the small size of the range, provides an important link in the wildlife corridor connecting Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. The range gets its name from its “castle turrets,” which are 50-foot high igneous rock spires on the […]


Forest Service fails to consider the impacts of illegal motorized used

By: - January 19, 2021

The Alliance for the Wild Rockies is challenging the Forest Service’s failure to analyze impacts to threatened grizzly bears from widespread illegal motorized use across Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest, which stretches 2.8-million acres through central and north-central Montana.  Illegal motorized use includes motorized use on “closed” roads by driving around gates or barriers or […]