Ravalli Republic: Applaud Baucus, Tester for supporting Land and Water Conservation Fund

I’m writing because U.S. Sen. Max Baucus and Jon Tester deserve a resounding thank you for stepping up again on behalf of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and all it does for us. LWCF is the program that ensures Montana has the resources our lands and forests need to provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and to strengthen our economy.

Whether you enjoy hunting in the Taylor Fork or hiking in the Beartooths, LWCF has helped to make it possible. LWCF also funds the Forest Legacy Program, critical for keeping working forests working and accessible for outdoor recreation. Just last month, over 28,000 acres of working forests outside of Troy were made permanently accessible to hunters and anglers,with help from the Forest Legacy program.

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