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WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today emphasized the need to actively manage our nation’s federal forests.
Gianforte and Zinke discussed measures to prevent catastrophic wildfires at a subcommittee hearing of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Greg Gianforte today introduced legislation, the Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act and the Unlocking Public Lands Act, that will increase access to public lands, empower local communities, and do the work Congress should have taken care of nearly 40 years ago.
The bills implement recommendations by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to release more than 690,000 acres of Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) in Montana that the agencies found not suitable for wilderness designation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte today made the following statements after their bill to honor the life of renowned Montana conservationist, Alex Diekmann, by naming an unnamed peak in his memory was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump.
The bill names an unnamed 9,765-foot peak as “Alex Diekmann Peak.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte tonight issued the following video statement after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:
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U.S. CONGRESS – A bill honoring the life of a renowned Montana conservationist today passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a vote of 400-3.
Sponsored by Congressman Greg Gianforte and U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester, the legislation would designate an unnamed 9,765-foot peak the “Alex Diekmann Peak.” The peak is in the Madison Range, 2.2 miles west-northwest of Finger Mountain on the western boundary of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness.
Gianforte spoke about the bill and about Alex Diekmann on the House floor.
Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte released the following statement today after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that the Canada lynx should be considered for delisting due to its recovery:
Washington, D.C. – A bill to honor the life of a Montana conservationist today made another step toward being enacted, passing the House Natural Resources Committee.
Sponsored by Congressman Greg Gianforte and U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester, the legislation would name an unnamed 9,765-foot peak the “Alex Diekmann Peak.” The peak is on the western boundary of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness in Montana.
(U.S. Senate)—U.S. Senators Jon Tester, Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte are urging the Forest Service to prioritize a conservation easement in northwest Montana that will strengthen the local economy and create jobs.
The Montana delegation threw their support behind an agreement between Stimson Lumber Company and the state of Montana to preserve more than 22,000 acres of private land for timber harvest, wildlife habitat, and recreational access.
Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte today introduced the East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 4645) to conserve a portion of the East Rosebud Creek, north of Yellowstone National Park, under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The creek is a popular recreation destination and an important part of Montana’s $6 billion recreation and tourism industry.