Conservation Alliance members may recall that in 2006, our funding helped Montana Wilderness Association secure a permanent prohibition on new oil and gas development on 300,000 acres of public land on Montana's Rocky Mountain Front. We received some good news today from Brian Sybert, Executive Director of MWA.
"I wanted to share with you the exciting news that on Friday October 28th Senator Max Baucus announced that he is introducing in Congress the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act. Senator Baucus made the announcement before a room full of sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts at Montana Outdoor Sports in Helena. While introduction of the Heritage Act in Congress is reason to celebrate there is much work to be done before the legislation is passed and signed by the President. We will now begin implementing an aggressive communications and grassroots campaign to build support for the Heritage Act and fend off opposition to the legislation."
It would be great to add this additional layer of protection to this special wild place.