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WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte recently concluded his Montana Small Business Tour, which coincided with National Small Business Week (April 29 - May 5). Gianforte’s tour included stops in Bozeman, Missoula, Ronan, Kalispell, and Great Falls to discuss issues important to Montana’s small businesses.
As a group of land managers debated ways to find jobs in Montana’s public forests, Rep. Greg Gianforte assured them Congress was working on the problem too.
“The fundamental solution is we’ve got to get back and manage our forests again,” Gianforte, R-Montana, told the Montana Counties Forest Summit attendees on Tuesday. “Until we do, these severe fire are going to continue. We know the benefits when we manage our forests. There’s healthier forests, more habitat, more wildlife, we have jobs and the fires are less severe.”
WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte released the following statement after securing forest management reforms in the Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus package.
Gianforte pressed leaders of the House Appropriations Committee to include “active management, litigation reform, and a fix to fire-borrowing” in the omnibus spending bill.
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.”