A land swap, being called the East Crazy Mountain and Inspiration Divide Public Access Improvement Land Exchange is being proposed on east side of the Crazy Mountains and in the Madison Range between private land owners, the Yellowstone Club and the US Forest Service. Included in the swap would be a new public trail on the east of the Crazies to be funded by the Yellowstone Club, and an access easement to Crazy Peak for Crow Tribal members. The swap proposal comes after decades of access conflict in the Crazy Mountains. The Crazies have a "checkerboard" of public and private lands that makes management and access control difficult.
A link to a well done and interesting interactive map of the proposal is attached below.
The Crazy Mountain Access Project is seeking public feedback over 30 days before submitting the proposal to the Custer Gallatin National Forest Service and Montana’s Congressional delegation. The coalition recently launched a website with an interactive map and will host a series of four open houses.
Livingston: Thursday, July 16th, Shane Lalani Center, 6-8pm
Big Timber: Thursday, July 23rd, American Legion, 6-8pm
Bozeman: Thursday, July 30th, Masonic Lodge, 6-8pm
Big Sky: Thursday, August 6th, Wilson Hotel, 6-8pm