Sen. Max Baucus’ Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act crossed another barrier in the Senate . . .
A key congressional committee on Thursday unanimously endorsed a measure from U.S. Sen. Max Baucus to expand protections along the Rocky Mountain Front.
The bill would add 67,112 acres of new wilderness to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. It also proposes designating 208,160 acres as a Conservation Management Area. That designation is not as restrictive as wilderness but would permanently keep in place protections in the Forest Service’s travel plan.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced Baucus’ Rocky Mountain Heritage Act with a voice vote.