It doesn’t take much to get me excited about rivers. Running rapids and chasing trout has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. And it’s a part that I can’t imagine losing. That’s why I’m thrilled by the opportunity to protect some of Montana’s most iconic rivers through the proposed Montana Headwaters Security Act.
How quickly a decade can flow by! This August will mark ten years since we celebrated the passage of the Craig Thomas Snake Headwaters Legacy Act. This act of congress – which GYC is proud to have played a role in passing- added the headwaters of the Snake River and 12 of its most pristine tributaries in northwestern Wyoming to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
The Greater Yellowstone Coalition, along with Montanans for Healthy Rivers, is advocating for our Montana delegation to introduce the Montana Headwaters Security Act. This act will create a legacy of Wild & Scenic Rivers in Montana by proposing over 40 new Wild & Scenic rivers and streams with 18 in Greater Yellowstone. If you live in Montana, tell Senior Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) at 202-224-2644 and Representative Greg Gianforte (R-MT) at (202) 225-3211 and tell them you support the Montana Headwaters Security Act!
(Photo Donna Watson Lawson.)