A new path forward

Local landowners and public land users have hashed out the East Crazy Mountains and Inspiration Divide Public Access Improvement Land Exchange.   This agreement would:

  1. Consolidate public lands in the Custer Gallatin National Forest System.

  2. Create guaranteed public access in the East Crazy Mountains through construction of a new 22-mile trail. 

  3. Enhance outdoor opportunities for hunting, hiking, and camping in the Madison Range and Crazy Mountains. 

Public feedback

The public is invited to attend four open houses to learn more about the proposal at the following dates and locations: 

LIVINGSTON: July 16th, Shane Lalani Center, 6-8pm

BIG TIMBER: July 23, American Legion, 6-8pm

BOZEMAN: July 30, Masonic Lodge, 6-8pm

BIG SKY: August 13, Wilson Hotel, 6-8pm

We apologize for the last minute notice but we have rescheduled the Big Sky open house to August 13th from 6-8pm. We look forward to connecting with the Big Sky community in the very near future.


Interested members of the public are also invited to provide feedback using our comment portal through August 14th.  An updated proposal will be submitted to the Custer-Gallatin National Forest and Montana’s Congressional Delegation for review later this summer.

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What people are saying

"The Asaalooke Nation urges you to move forward with this proposal to benefit not only citizens of the local area, but to Montana and its visitors and users of our public lands."


"The East Crazy Land Exchange Proposal is a win for private property rights as well as the rights of the citizens to access public lands. This proposal has been a collaborative effort that will solve a lot of the current, well publicized issues in the Crazy Mountains."


"We urge your support for a well thought out proposal in an area that has been contentious for decades and believe this proposal represents a rare and unique opportunity to benefit public land users, wildlife, and private landowners."


"Park County Environmental Council supports both the concept and the process of this land exchange proposal. It resolves long standing issues over trail access and aligns with our conservation goals for the range.  We consider it a remarkable example of local people working together towards a common goal, demonstrating that we can resolve very complex land management challenges."

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