Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wilderness Study Areas Under Attack


Last month, more than 1,000 people filled the Montana Capitol to tell our lawmakers to keep their hands off our public lands.

Unfortunately, some lawmakers still aren’t hearing us.

Today, the Montana House of Representatives passed a resolution calling for the disposal of wilderness study areas across the state.  These lands provide crucial habitat for wildlife and opportunity for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation.  The resolution passed today would open these public lands up for development - and close them off for public use.

We are grateful for the 39 Democrats and 5 Republicans who voted against this misguided resolution.  Now the fight moves to the Senate.

We need to pull out all the stops to kill this resolution. We need to turn out volunteers, speak to the media, and work one-on-one with every Montana Senator. We can’t do it without your help.

Can you donate to help us win this fight? $10, $20, whatever you give today will go straight into our work to deliver the message that Montanans won’t give up our public lands without a fight!


Dave Chadwick
Executive Director
Montana Wildlife Federation

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