In 2006, Congress banned leasing federal lands on the Front, but many leases had already been given-
The effort to protect Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front from natural gas development has been and continues to be pretty successful. These oil, gas leases along the Front were the work of two NGOs, The Coalition to Protect the Rocky Mountain Front and Trout Unlimited.
The leases were bought from Donald Curry of Curry & Thornton of Ft. Worth, Texas.
This is very important grizzly bear habitat and deer, elk and moose spring, fall and winter range.
Leases Retired. By Karl Puckett. Great Falls Tribune Staff Writer
More on this. Added July 8, 2009. New lease arrangement advances preservation of Front. Great Falls Tribune.