09.30.16

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Alan Charles of Miles City

BOZEMAN, Mont. — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Alan Charles of Miles City for his tireless work at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Alan served in the agency’s Helena office for the last twenty years, helping maintain Montanans’ access to quality hunting grounds: an integral part of our way of life.

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Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. 

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record: 

             MONTANAN OF THE WEEK 

     Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, today I would like to recognize Alan Charles of Miles City for his tireless work at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Alan served in the agency’s Helena office for the last twenty years, helping maintain Montanans’ access to quality hunting grounds: an integral part of our way of life.

     In his role, Alan oversaw the Block Management Program, which enabled landowners to enroll 7,234,628 acres of land for public hunting. He also provided oversight for critical access programs to ensure Montanans were able to enjoy our great outdoors and participate our favorite pastimes. Over the course of 10 legislative sessions, he also provided testimony and background on legislation dealing with access and game issues in our great state.  

Alan was also a community builder, helping bring together between landowners, the state government, and sportsmen, finding common ground between these groups.

    I’m grateful for Alan’s service to our state and its vast natural resources. After all, they are what make Montana the “Treasure State.” It takes a dedicated person to accomplish what Alan did and I profoundly appreciate his time and efforts to preserve the Montanan way of life.

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