“These Lands are our Heritage!”
An electrifying Rally for Public Lands draws 2,000 people and sees a surprise appearance by Senator Tester
In a striking show of support for Montana’s 30 million acres of national public lands, some 2,000 people packed the State Capitol Rotunda on Friday to celebrate the outdoor way of life that defines our state.
Speakers, including Governor Steve Bullock and Senater Jon Tester, helped the crowd make it clear that Montanans will not tolerate or allow special interests to seize and exploit public lands for private gain.
Reason to Celebrate as Daines’ and Gianforte’s WSA Bills Bite the Dust
MWA members and supporters stared down and quelled one of the biggest threats to public lands Montana has ever faced
We’re happy and relieved to announce that Daines' and Gianforte's anti-wilderness study area bills are now dead.
Zinke Leaves Montana Worse Off
Outgoing Interior secretary leaves our public lands more vulnerable than ever to transfer, seizure, and exploitation
Secretary Zinke could hardly have been further from the Teddy Roosevelt conservationist he proclaimed to be.
Zinke’s Vow to Keep Public Lands in Public Hands Rings Hollow
More and more it appears he works for special interests, not the American public
Zinke has surrounded himself with proponents of lands transfer, hiring more than ten people who used to work for some of the biggest and most powerful lands transfer advocates in the country.
History as Our Guide: Forest Jobs and Recreation Act
In the final installment on previous WSA legislation, we look back on a bill that would have settled the fate of 12 WSAs
One of the reasons FJRA didn’t eventually pass was because Steve Daines, first as congressman and later as senator, refused to support the bill.
How Daines Voted this Week: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
He finally came through on LWCF, but advanced a bad bill and played some ugly politics
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During the same committee meeting in which the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act was inexplicably left off the agenda, Sen. Daines voted in support of five bills in five other states that would designate, in total, 1.3 million acres of new Wilderness.