Re: Montana's "Wicked Witch' is 'dead' ... for the moment!
The "Wise Use" movement isn't being driven by movie stars and Californians. It's being driven by landowners who want to make a buck off the trout fishermen. This kind of thing has been going on all over the West for at least thirty years. That was long before Montana was deemed the "last best place".
If you want to read up on the "Wise Use" crowd the information is on the net. You want to blame scapegoats and you'll lose.