We believe people working together can make a difference.
Northern Plains’ mission is to organize Montanans to protect our water, land, air, and working landscapes. We support a healthy, localized, and sustainable economy in farm and ranch country and in our towns, and build strong grassroots leaders, always considering the next generation.
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For many, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones, celebrate our connections, and reflect on how much we have to be grateful for. This ritual is a tradition woven deeply into many families and communities. As an organization devoted to community, Northern Plains appreciates how meaningful the Thanksgiving holiday is for many of us. However, we are equally devoted to facing and telling hard truths, and we are deeply committed to ensuring that we do not perpetuate harm.
We are fiercely proud of our Constitution, written by Montanans to serve Montanans. Now, half a century after ratification, there is a reckless extremist movement to rewrite our constitution. Read more about this landmark document and how you can take action to protect it.
In the early 1970s, something revolutionary happened. Everyday Montanans rose up, demanding a new constitution with expanded rights and freedoms that center power in the hands of the people.
We are everyday Montanans who love where we live.
We are working toward a future where we live in harmony with nature, where our economy serves the people rather than the people serving the economy, where neighbors work side-by-side to build a world that lives up to our ideals of fairness, inclusion, and justice.
We stand up, shoulder-to-shoulder, to protect this place we all call home.
Everyday, Montana’s neighbors and community leaders are standing together to protect our natural landscapes and unique quality of life. Everyday, you have the chance to get involved in the issues you care about, whether it’s protecting our climate, expanding clean energy opportunities, or promoting a strong local food system. Your voice matters, and you have the power to make a difference. Get involved by taking action today!
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We organize Montanans around these issues…
We believe that true prosperity begins with healthy land, water, and air. Northern Plains members work on a variety of issues across Montana, seeking creative solutions to secure a clean, healthful environment for all.
Northern Plains has affiliate organizations in 13 communities across Montana, from Helena to Glendive and Livingston to Lewistown.
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Roughly half of our members are active in their local affiliate groups. The affiliates are part of Northern Plains, but they also work on important issues in their local communities. Joining an affiliate is a great way to make a difference in your community and get involved in the issues you care about. Find your local affiliate today!
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Join Northern Plains Resource Council for Digging Deeper: Cultivating Lessons Learned and New Ideas in Soil Health. At this event, we’ll look back over the last seven years of soil crawls, and dig into a conversation on the future of Montana’s soil health.
Thursday, December 15th from 5pm-7pm