U.S. SENATE — Building on efforts from the 114th Congress, U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today reintroduced a bill to honor the life of renowned Montana conservationist, Alex Diekmann, by naming an unnamed peak in his memory.
The bill will name an unnamed 9,765-foot peak as “Alex Diekmann Peak”.
“Alex Diekmann brought Montanans together to balance the needs of local landowners, ranchers and foresters, local cities and towns, county commissions, and federal and state interests to protect our public lands,” Daines stated. “I am excited to launch this bill again this Congress and hope for swift consideration and enactment. I look forward to visiting and climbing Alex Diekmann Peak in Alex’s honor with his family to commemorate his life.”
“Alex Diekmann was a champion for our public lands, and worked tirelessly to expand public access and preserve some of our state’s most treasured places,” Tester said. “His impact can be felt across Montana, and renaming this peak will forever honor his passion for the wild.”
The future Alex Diekmann Peak.
In Bozeman, Diekmann worked as a senior project manager for the Trust for Public Land. He worked for 16 years to protect the Madison and Greater Yellowstone Area, which include the Taylor Fork in the Gallatin Canyon, Three Dollar Bridge, Chestnut Mountain and Frog Rock, and the restoration of O’Dell Creek in the Madison Valley.
The Montana delegation introduced this bill in the 114th Congress on July 13, 2016 and received a legislative hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on September 22, 2016.