Montana Governor Commits to Access

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Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana recently emphasized his commitment to protecting access to public lands for hunters, anglers, and campers. With a pen stroke Governor Schweitzer signed House Joint Resolution 13, which strongly urges the federal agencies such as the Forest Service, BLM and Bureau of Reclamation, not to implement fees on the public to access lands. The resolution was introduced by Representative Paul Clark in reaction to a "fee access" rider attached at the last minute to a federal omnibus budget bill last year.

"We Montanans believe we have a constitutional right to our own public lands," said Governor Schweitzer.

HJR 13 passed both the Montana House and Senate nearly unanimously. "Federal policy should not be 180 degrees opposite of our state policy," said Governor Schweitzer. "No state resident pays a daily fee to visit our state parks or to access our rivers."

--Contact: Sarah Elliott 444-9725.

November 3, 2015 2:05 PM

POCATELLO, ID (November 3, 2015) -- Sharetrails.Org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is proud to announce the results of the recent BRC Board of Directors Election, which saw the re-election or election of three candidates to the BRC Board of Directors.

WILLIAM KAEPPNER of Ohio was re-elected to his seat. Additionally, please help us give a warm welcome to BRC's two newly elected members of the board, REBECCA ANTLE and MARK KINCART.

November 2, 2015 5:17 PM

Here's some great recent news from the Sam Houston Trails Coalition! (see news release below from the Trails Coalition of Texas)

October 28, 2015 1:55 PM

ATTENTION! For those planning on attending the BRC Board of Directors (BOD) and General Membership Meeting in Las Vegas, the time and place for the event is listed below:

October 21, 2015 11:34 AM
October 19, 2015 10:22 AM
October 9, 2015 3:49 PM
October 8, 2015 3:31 PM
(BRC Western Representative)