Alex Diekmann Peak

View of Lee Metcalf Wilderness from the proposed Alex Diekman PeakView of Lee Metcalf Wilderness from the proposed Alex Diekman PeakPhoto credit: John Muhlfeld

On February 1, 2016, we lost our beloved friend and colleague, Alex Diekmann, to cancer at the untimely age of 52.  Sportsmen, conservationists, civic and agency leaders, and friends from all across Montana are working together to honor his 100,000+-acre conservation legacy through the naming of Madison Valley’s unnamed peak #9,765 in his memory. Moreover, the naming honors his brilliance and passion in protecting Montana’s most important places and his patience and tenacity in bringing together often disparate partners, across iconic Montana landscapes from Taylor Fork in Gallatin Canyon, to Sun Ranch and Odell Creek Restoration in the Madison Valley, to Haskill Basin in the Flathead Valley.  The Montana congressional delegation has introduced the Alex Diekmann Peak legislation (S. 3192/HR 5778) and, inspired by Alex, we will be working toward its passage so that future generations of Montanans will be inspired to conserve and celebrate the conservation and recreation legacy we are privileged to share.  To show your support of the legislation for Diekmann Peak, contact your local Montana Delegation.

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