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.
But there’s even more at stake than the future of the Big Hole and Beaverhead watersheds and the people who depend on them -- our wilderness study areas (WSAs).
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.
Our Chance to Keep It Wild in the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest
Now is the time to speak up for Badger-Two Medicine, Nevada Mountain, Big Snowies, and other places in the Forest
From the Big Snowies to the Badger-Two Medicine, the future of wild country along hundreds of miles of the wild Continental Divide and in seven awesome island ranges of central Montana is at stake in a recently released draft forest plan for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest.