Hal Herring

Growing up in rural Alabama, Hal Herring knew every inch of land accessible to the public.

The only problem was, there wasn’t much of it. When he discovered the national forests of Montana as a teenager, he decided to move there to live on the grand scale only possible in the American West. Our public lands are the foundation of his patriotism—an inheritance he considers more important to our shared future than the Bill of Rights or the U.S. Constitution.

“I consider the American public lands as important to a future that we want to live in as the Bill of Rights or the U.S. Constitution.” Tweet & share.

Alexis Bonogofsky

Alexis Bonogofsky is a fourth-generation Montanan, goat rancher and hunter who lives and works near the Yellowstone River.

On the anniversary of her father’s death, she describes the way the land safeguards our memories and helps us envision the kind of people we wish to become.

“Public lands are a great equalizer. If we lose them, we lose an essential piece of who we are as a people.” Tweet & share.