On January 3rd, the House of Representatives passed a rule change that would make it easier for Congress to not just sell off our public lands, but to give them away. Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke, our likely next secretary of Interior, voted for the measure.
This comes a few days after two joint resolution drafts were submitted in the Montana legislature; one calling for a study of transferring national public lands to the state and the other calling for outright transfer – the first step in selling off our public lands.
With the changes brought on by the 2016 election, the threat of losing our public lands and our outdoor way of life is perhaps now greater than it’s ever been.
This is your chance to let our elected officials know that our outdoor way of life defines who we are as Montanans, and we will always fight back against any attempts to seize the public lands that enable us to lead that life.
Join us in sending the message to our state and federal elected officials: public lands belong in public hands.
Speakers at the rally will include Governor Steve Bullock, mountaineering legend Conrad Anker, fly fishing guide and TV host Hilary Hutcheson, and K.C. Walsh, CEO of Simms fishing company.
Also, be sure to sign and forward a petition in support of public lands, here.
See you at the rally on January 30!