Some upbeat news from the Montana Wilderness Association . . .
Today [June 9] was a good day for Montana.
Montana Governor Steve Bullock today unveiled a pro-public lands agenda that not only doubles down on rejecting the transfer of federal lands to the state, but also creates opportunities to expand conservation and recreation on our public lands.
“This is an issue that transcends party politics in Montana,” he said at a public lands event held at Riverfront Park in Billings. “It isn’t about what Democrats or Republicans or Independents want. It’s about doing what’s right for Montanans.”
The agenda includes four major initiatives aimed at increasing access, building Montana’s outdoor recreation economy, and supporting collaborative solutions for natural resource management. They include:
- Rejecting all effort to transfer our national public lands to individual states or private interests
- Creating of an Office of Outdoor Recreation
- Creating a state “public access specialist” position
- Calling on the legislature to unfreeze and fully restore Habitat Montana