04.29.22

Daines’ Bill to Enhance Public Access to Montana Public Lands Becomes Law

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines’ bipartisan bill to increase public access to public lands was signed into law today. Daines’ bipartisan “Modernizing Access to our Public Land (MAPLand) Act” increases access and awareness of outdoor opportunities on Montana public lands by digitizing and making publicly accessible maps, access points and other helpful information. 

“As a fifth generation Montanan and avid sportsman, I know how firsthand about the importance of public access to public lands,” Daines said. “I’m glad to see my legislation that will make it easier for folks to explore Montana’s outdoors and navigate Montana public lands get signed into law.”

 

Background: 

On April 6, 2022, the U.S. Senate passed Daines’ bipartisan MAPLAND Act. 

On November 18, 2021, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced Daines’ bipartisan bill to improve Montanans’ access to public lands and support outdoor recreation.

On June 16, 2021, Daines introduced the bipartisan “Modernizing Access to our Public Land Act” to facilitate access and raise awareness of outdoor opportunities on Montana public lands, while protecting private property rights.

 

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Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Katie Schoettler