During the upcoming Holiday Weekend, many Montanan’s will be out in the RV or tent enjoying our public lands. While we are not blessed with a great deal of public land in our immediate area, an hour drive can put us in the Bob Marshall wilderness, and floating USFS and BLM land on the Blackfoot. A great way to spend the Memorial Day weekend.
Memorial Day – Public Lands
This week Trout Unlimited published an excellent article by Chris Wood regarding the recent Public Lands Debate that has been a topic of discussion during legislative sessions in all Western States this year. We attended our local rally in Helena, and support the majority who want to keep public lands in the hands of the Federal Government.
You may not realize that Montana has the lowest percentage of public land in the West. Yes, that’s right. Only about 30% of the state is comprised of Federal Lands.
We do not need less.
Just a quick reminder that many organizations battle political and corporate special interests every day so that we can all enjoy the rivers, mountains and prairies of the West.