of the Crazy Mountains' (FOCM) mission is to lend a public
hand to our public lands, by protecting and advancing public
access, into and within, the Crazy Mountains.
- Trail maintenance,
on Forest Service public access trails, with easements and
unperfected historical prescriptive easements. To remain
safe and usable, these trails need regular maintenance.
- Preserving public access from county
roads into the Crazy Mountains.
- Working with & Watchdogging the
County, State and Federal agencies who have jurisdiction
over the Crazy Mountains.
Friends of the Crazy Mountains
was created by a group of citizens, in the Fall of 2016, concerned
about public access to the Crazy Mountains, and Forest Service
trail maintenance, on and to our public lands, while hunting/camping
at the Shields-Lowline Trailhead. Brad Wilson, one of the
founders, contacted the Yellowstone Ranger District, Alex
Sienkiewicz, to see about the Friends of the Crazy Mountains
helping to maintain some trails that were in need of repair.
Wilson then learned of other needs, historic public road/trail
access threats in the Crazy Mountains.