Protecting public lands and access to streams and rivers continues to be a priority of Montanans. Wealthy out of state groups continue to try to take Montana’s federal public lands and sell them off to the highest bidder. Montanans simply can’t afford to foot the bill to manage that much more land and we absolutely must stop out-of-state landowners from cutting off our access to our favorite fishing holes or hiking trails – because that’s a Montana value.
In addition, the Governor’s Public Lands Agenda will be a top priority to restore Habitat Montana, create an Office of Outdoor Recreation, and maintain a public access specialist at DNRC. Working to attract outdoor industry businesses to Montana, prioritizing access to public lands, and allowing Habitat Montana to function the way it was intended will ensure we can continue to enjoy our great outdoors while also boosting our outdoor economy.