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Protecting public use of public lands


December 8, 2017

In 1977, President Carter signed a law that required the

U.S. Forest Service to study 973,000 acres in Montana to determine if they were suitable for wilderness. The findings were to be reported in five years and Congress was to take action afterward.

The Forest Service completed the study and determined that several of the study areas in Montana were not suitable for wilderness in its final plan. Thirty-five years later, we’re still waiting for D.C. to get its job done and release the study areas.

I’ve introduced the Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act, which will take action on...

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