“You know how good this program is. You know that these landscapes probably won’t be here 10 years from now and if what we do today makes a difference for those kids sitting behind you, the next generation of leaders for this country, and if we take away their opportunities, and I think Land and Water Conservation lack of funding in that does that, I don’t think we’re doing a service. And so, I agree I know you’re for it but this budget doesn’t indicate you’re for it.”
– U.S. Senator Jon Tester to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, June 21, 2017
“There is a movement in this country to sell our public lands. This budget gives more ammunition to the short-sighted people out there who want to sell our public land. They want to do away with our outdoor economy, and they want to make Montana into a different place.”
– U.S. Senator Jon Tester to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, June 7, 2017
Senator Tester has been a tireless advocate for protecting Montana’s outdoor heritage. His leadership includes introducing the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act, the East Rosebud Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, and the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act. He’s also led the charge to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land & Water Conservation Fund.
Thank you, Senator Tester, for your leadership!