U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement after the final passage of the Montana delegation’s bill to designate East Rosebud Creek as Wild and Scenic. It will now be sent to the President for signature. Senator Daines has worked tirelessly over five years on the passage of this bill.
The bill designates two sections, totaling 20 miles, of the creek that run entirely though Forest Service land. East Rosebud Creek originates in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and flows out to the prairie where it joins the Yellowstone River just west of Columbus. No private land will be impacted by this legislation.
In 1968, Congress passed the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to preserve rivers with cultural and recreational value in their free-flowing condition for present and future generations.