Montana Audubon works at the local, state and national policy levels to protect our natural heritage.
It’s crunch time! We need your help. Contact your local House Representative or Senator today!
Over the next few days, even over the weekend and into early next week, legislators will be voting on dozens of bills that affect our wildlife, outdoor way of life, land-use planning and subdivision laws, clean water, and much more. Unfortunately, there is much more bad than good.
We have a big opportunity to make a difference. The message is simple right now…. vote yes, or vote no!
HB 418: Public Lands Access Act – VOTE NO
HB 468: Allowing hound hunting and chase seasons for black bears – VOTE NO
HB 302: Require county approval to relocate bison- VOTE NO
HB 305: Generally revise laws related to roadside menageries, wildlife sanctuaries, zoos- VOTE YES
SB 58: Provide fund transfer for livestock losses – VOTE NO
HB 475: Eliminate Montana’s Renewable Energy Standard – VOTE NO
HB 518: Increasing allowed development area within the floodplain – VOTE NO
HB 419: Empower small communities to veto superfund cleanup requirements and costs – VOTE NO
SB 115- Establish acquisitions requiring land board consideration- VOTE NO
SB 249: Funding for the Sage grouse Stewardship Act – VOTE YES
SB 284: A terrible bill that allows gravel pits in Sage grouse habitat – VOTE NO
SB 314:Allow night hunting of wolves, allowing baiting of traps, and grossly expanding wolf harvest in Montana with the goal of reducing numbers to 15 breeding pairs – VOTE NO
SB 267: Allowing private money to reimburse wolf trappers for their expenses – VOTE NO
SB 306: Mandate that the Fish and Game Commission have 4 members be landowners engaged in agriculture practices – VOTE NO
SB 360: Mandate that Fish, Wildlife, and Parks manage fisheries for sport fish (even non-native species) – VOTE NO
SB 337: Disallow the relocation of grizzly bears protected under the Endangered Species Act – VOTE NO
SB 153: Give the Parks division of MT Fish, Wildlife, and Parks management of Fishing Access Sites, Wildlife Management areas, and more – CONTACT THE SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE AND ASK THEM TO VOTE NO
SB 163- add two seats to the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission and make them align with the seven existing Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks regions. – VOTE YES
SB 324: Allowing more selenium pollution in NW MT waters – VOTE NO
SB358: Eliminating numeric nutrient standards for water – ie – allow more non-point source pollution – VOTE NO
SB260: Undermining state environmental and public health and safety regulation by expanding Regulatory Takings Law – VOTE NO
We will work tirelessly to bring you, our fellow advocates, the information you need to raise your voice. During the session we will maintain an active “Action Alert Network” and make sure to help you navigate all of the logistical challenges we are sure to encounter this session.
For any additional information or questions contact:
Amy Seaman at [email protected] or 406.210.9449
Carmen Borchelt at [email protected]