week of action on COOL

COOL Week of Action Jan 24 – Jan 28

Join us in building momentum for the American Beef Labeling Act, S. 2716! Knowing where food comes from is considered by many Americans as a fundamental right. You can choose to buy apples from Montana or Mexico. Because of clear … Continued

coal mining

BLM’s Coal Program Review Lacks Solutions

Coal Country Communities Deserve Action for Federal Coal Program Issues In response to the BLM’s Federal Coal Program Review Comment Summary Report on the federal coal program review released in late December, WORC members are voicing the need for prompt … Continued

montana rancher

Corrupt Pricing by Packers Putting Ranchers Out of Business

Even with consistent demand for beef, 40% of ranchers have gone out of business since 1980. Birney, MT rancher and Northern Plains chair, Jeanie Alderson, authored the following op-ed which was published in the Billings Gazette, Montana Standard, Helena Independent … Continued

community spotlight

Western Native Voice Community Spotlight: Kenneth “Tuffy” Helgeson

Using “language” and “old ways” to build a thriving community. Western Native Voice works year-round to inspire Native leadership so our communities flourish. Their Community Spotlight is designed to highlight grassroots organizing and individuals creating change from across Montana and … Continued

Stop Line 3 protest

WORC Supports Indigenous Groups Standing up Against Line 3 Tar-sands Pipeline

On June 7th, 2021, Water Protectors marched from a campground at the headwaters of the Mississippi River to a bridge that crosses the sacred waters at a spot just ten feet wide. The march was part of the Treaty People Gathering, where thousands of Indigenous leaders and non-Indigenous allies came together from around the United States to stand up against the building of the Line 3 tar-sands pipeline through Minnesota.

apportionment of the US house of representatives 2021

Drawing Fair Maps is Crucial for WORC Region

Above: Western states’ populations grew faster than much of the U.S., adding representation in the House and political power in national decisions. Image: US Census WORC Region Gains Congressional Seats and Political Power. Now we must ensure that the districting … Continued

soil science

The Six Basic Principles of Soil Health: An Explainer

This article was adapted from Dakota Resource Council’s website. Soil health is a journey, not a destination. This roadmap will help you understand where you’re going. In the world of regenerative and sustainable agriculture, there are many practices and buzzwords. … Continued