50 years later: The past, present and future of the Scapegoat Wilderness

This year the Scapegoat Wilderness marks its 50th anniversary. The 240,000-acre wilderness makes up the southern portion of 1.6-million acre Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex and includes some great backcountry hiking and backpacking. Some of the most well-known locations include Scapegoat Mountain, Webb and Heart lakes and Red Mountain. 

But beyond the beauty of the landscape, the Scapegoat has a fascinating and important history that continues to have reverberations in land management policy today.

This week, Tom Kuglin shares his reporting behind a three-part series on the past, present and future of the Scapegoat wilderness.

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