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02.14.18

Access to Montana Public Lands Critical to Montana Jobs, Economy

Motorized vehicles largest contributor to outdoor economy U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis released a preliminary study confirming that access to public lands is critical to Montana jobs and the local economy. Montana's outdoor recreation economy includes snowmobiling, hunting, hiking, fishing, bike riding and other outdoor recreation activities. "It's clear that increasing public acces… Continue Reading


02.07.18

Support for Daines’ Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act Continues

Forest Service, County Commissions, local groups endorse Daines' bill U.S. SENATE - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today held a hearing on U.S. Senator Steve Daines' bill, the Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act. Daines' bill protects public access and use of Montana's public lands by implementing the U.S. Forest Service's recommendation to release 449,500 acres of Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) in Montana. "As a fifth-generation Montanan and avid outdoorsman, I understand… Continue Reading


12.07.17

Daines Introduces Legislation to Protect Public Use of Public Lands

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation, the Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act, to protect public access and use of Montana's public lands by implementing the Forest Service'srecommendation to release 449,500 acres of Wilderness Study Areas (WSA) in Montana. "As a fifth-generation Montanan and an avid outdoorsman, I know how important public use of our public lands is to Montanans," Daines stated. "Forty years of DC paralysis has frozen our access and use of pu… Continue Reading

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