Guess who went on the record -- again -- opposing mining projects at Yellowstone's gateway? New Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who was visiting Yellowstone National Park last weekend.
On any weekend in Hyalite, the Bridger Mountain Range or the Lee Metcalf Wilderness you will see lots of other people playing on skis, bikes, snowmobiles or on foot. Our experience is important and we want to protect it. This can be difficult with so many people doing so many things in the forest but it's not impossible. When we stand up for our shared values the Forest Service will listen. The Custer Gallatin National Forest is organizing public workshops in your area starting in February an on through early April. They are interested in learning what you do, where you go and what you care about in the forest.
What has the power to unite Montanans of all stripes? If a raucous rally in Helena last month is any indication, it’s our state’s spectacular public lands. Hunters, anglers, outfitters, hikers, bikers, and more all rely on access to public lands to experience the very best of what Montana has to offer. One person who will soon play a major role in deciding the future of our cherished public lands is our own Rep. Ryan Zinke.
Remember our massive victory in November, when we won the two-year time-out on gold mining on public lands near Yellowstone? Join us at a public meeting in Livingston (MT) to support the time-out. Tell the Forest Service they're doing the right thing. Your voice is more important than ever as we face a new Congress and a new administration.