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.
A Radical’s Wish List
Anti-public land legislator introduces resolution attacking some of Montana’s most beloved wildlands
White’s wish-list resolution doesn’t stop at Montana’s borders. It also calls for the release of wilderness study areas in other states.
Give Ten Lakes a Break
Around 90 percent of the Kootenai is open to motorized and mechanized use. Ten Lakes need not be as well.
The Ten Lakes Wildernes Study Area is woven into a larger network of wild country, providing connectivity to the Whitefish Range and Glacier National Park.
Public Lands Already under Attack in Congress and State Legislature
Zinke votes for rule change making it easier for federal government to dispose of public lands
Yesterday was the opening day of Congress, and the House of Representatives wasted no time laying the groundwork for not just selling off our public lands, but giving them away for free.
Rep. Zinke Flip-Flops on Public Lands Transfer
Congressman votes for bill allowing 4 million acres of American public lands to be managed by states
H.R. 2316 would strip the Forest Service’s authority over millions of acres of forest lands and hand over management of these lands to state-appointed “advisory committees,” comprised of extractive industry representatives and county officials. These committees would manage millions of acres of National Forest lands – designated by Congress as “community forest demonstration areas” – in any way the committees choose.
Time for Congress to Quit Treating Our Trails Like Dirt
Congress needs to take action on shrinking trails budgets
Since 2009, Congress has reduced Forest Service budgets by 48% overall in the region that manages all 10 national forests in Montana.