History as Our Guide: Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act
In the first installment of our series on previous legislation that resolved wilderness study areas, we examine this 1983 bill
The bi-partisan Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act was drafted and supported by all four members of Montana’s Congressional delegation.
Big Hole and Beaverhead Lease Sale an Ominous Sign for Future of WSAs
WSAs need real protection, not empty assurances from Daines and Gianforte
This lease sale, and the introduction of large-scale extractive projects, would damage blue-ribbon fisheries, risk the livelihoods of local guides and outfitters, and jeopardize the drinking water of thousands of Montanans.
Gianforte Holds Invite-Only Discussion, Claims it’s a Public Meeting
Participants in WSA discussion agree REAL public input is needed
The representative keeps talking about the importance of public input, but says it's only appropriate after his WSA bills are passed. Really?
Steve Daines Wants More Airplanes in the Bob Marshall
Fortunately, the senator’s request to develop eight airstrips in “the Bob” crashes and burns
Sen. Daines thinks flying planes into the legendary Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex is a good idea. No one else agrees.
Gianforte Again Turns a Deaf Ear to Montanans
Twenty Ravalli residents walk out of hearing after congressman refuses to take local input on public lands
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As the hearing proceeded, the 20 people who had walked out of the building began chanting, “listen to the people.”
Beaverhead Co. Residents Want Commissioners to Follow Lead of Vanilla Ice
Majority at public meeting urge lawmakers to “stop, collaborate, and listen”
Last night, public land owners in Beaverhead County proved Sen. Daines and Rep. Gianforte wrong on public lands, and reminded them why they should heed the advice of late-80s rapper, Rob Van Winkle.