Stand up and protect our public lands

In September, I had the special opportunity to experience my first camping trip at Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico, a long way from my home in Toms River, New Jersey. Sleeping under the stars in the mountains and among the tarantulas was certainly an experience I’ll never forget. During that trip to the national monument, organized ...

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2018: Crucial year for businesses to stand up for public lands

Five years ago, a diverse group of business leaders from across the state met in Bozeman. While they represented many different industries, the common denominator was an understanding that our public lands play a critical role in our state’s economy. Those first meetings inspired ideas about how to formally advocate for the economic value of our public lands, and today ...

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Good news on Montana’s public lands

In terms of natural resource policy, 2017 was a rocky one to say the least. But recent decisions and proposals with major implications for the Big Sky state have given Montanans some hope for 2018. In my own backyard, the Missoula County commissioners in December joined Anaconda-Deer Lodge and made a preemptive statement on the importance of federally managed public ...

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