Outdoor Recreation Now the Largest Sector of Montana’s Economy
Governor Bullock's Office of Outdoor Recreation now makes more sense than ever, as does taking good care of our public lands
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Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the report is that the old “economy versus conservation” dichotomy no longer applies. As this data shows, our economy actually depends on conservation of our public lands.
Not only are public lands critical to the clean air and water that make our communities livable, they are what make the outdoor recreation economy tick: the hikers, bikers, and recreationists of all stripes spending billions of dollars here each year are drawn to Montana by the beauty and accessibility of our public lands and waters.
Sec. Zinke Formally Recommends Keeping Missouri River Breaks National Monument as Is
Thanks to Montanans holding their ground, the Breaks remains protected
There are still 25 other national monuments across the country under review, and if the federal government shrinks or eliminates any one of them, it could set a precedent that puts all 157 national monuments in jeopardy, including the three we have in Montana – the Breaks, Pompeys Pillar, and Little Bighorn Battlefield.
Montanans call on Sec. Zinke to keep the Upper Missouri River Breaks just the way it is
Thousands of years ago people traveled to the Missouri River Breaks to camp and hunt along the river, to share stories with family and friends, and to establish traditions and find inspiration in an unparalleled landscape.
Breaking the Agency’s Back
Lands transfer appears to be endgame of president's jaw-dropping proposed 84% cut to Forest Service trail budget
Make no mistake, this budget places the 100-plus-year legacy of the Forest Service on the chopping block while the agency’s own hands are tied behind its back.
Trump signed an executive order today that imperils national monuments and could cripple our public lands heritage
Today, 77% Montanans support our designated national monuments. Nevertheless, President Trump ordered Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review national monuments larger than 100,000 acres that were designated after 1996.
Death by a Thousand Cuts
President Trump's proposed budget would have a devastating impact on our public lands and outdoor way of life
Outdoor recreationists of all stripes have reason to be outraged by President Trump's proposed budget.