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Montana Nature Photographer Tony Bynum and Science Teacher Stacy Dolderer Dive Deep into the Montana Prairie in Search of Wilderness Characteristics

When Erin Madison, (@GFT_EMadison) outdoor writer for the Great Falls Tribune (@GFTribue) called us to do an interview about the Montana prairie project we worked on recently, we were happy to say yes!  As many of you know, my partner Stacy Dolderer and I spent several months bouncing around the prairie lands of Montana last summer.  It may not sound like much to most of you, but taking on the challenge of  inventorying millions of acres of public lands to find areas that contain wilderness characteristics was to us, an awesome opportunity. Could there be a better project for a full time outdoor, nature, wildlife, and adventure photographer, and Stacy, a science teacher, to undertake? Why we did it, and what we found is contained in this great piece by, Erin Madison, titled (link to full article)  “Beautiful in it’s own way: Photographer, teacher spend a month recording Eastern Montana wonders.”

Here are some additional Montana photographs captured by Tony Bynum along the way.

I hope you enjoy the read as much as we did telling the story!

Tony Bynum and Stacy Dolderer

 


Montana Quarterly Features Critically Important Montana Conservation Photography Work

Montana Quarterly Features Critically Important Montana Conservation Photography Work

Stacey Dolderer and Tony Bynum spent the summer bouncing around the wide open prairie and badlands regions of Montana. They hiked across its dry, sun scorched dirt, around mountainous gumbo plateaus, and over grass sprinkled beaches of ancient ocean bottom while dodging rattles snakes and lizards in an area so vast the long-look includes both time and […]


Montana Prairie – it’s not all just flat, dry, BLM land

Montana Quarterly Magazine features an essay by award winning author Scott Mcmillion about an important prairie conservation project conducted in the wild prairie lands of Montana . . . One of the most rewarding and fun projects I’ve ever had the privilege to work on . . .  Stacy Dolderer and I had a great time exploring […]


Lands with Wilderness Characteristics – Montana Short Grass Prairie – roads, ways, routes? Who cares . . .

Lands with Wilderness Characteristics - Montana Short Grass Prairie - roads, ways, routes? Who cares . . .

Greetings! It’s been while since my last post, I’m sorry for the delay, we’ve been out trekking though the last of Montana’s native, short grass prairie lands south and west of Glasgow, Montana. We covered 1500 miles over the course of that week exploring the vast network of roads, ways, trails, and routs. Along the trail, we met […]


Wild Prairies of Montana

Wild Prairies of Montana

So? What do you think? When you stand in the middle of a vast prairie landscape do you feel like you are in a wild place? I believe that those of you that have spent time in the prairie country of Montana you would feel like it is in fact a wild place. I know […]