Independent Record: Tester’s bill good for Montana

Senator Tester’s Forest Jobs and Recreation Act (FJRA) represents the first positive step in the past quarter century to formulate workable solutions to many long-debated issues regarding our public lands.

The fact that Jon Tester’s bill incorporates several extremely valuable approaches, such as proactive forest management, habitat restoration and the protection of some of our finest remote wilderness areas, explains why this comprehensive approach has gained such broad support from all sectors of Montana society.