Just got this email...time to contact another committee to stop yet another waste of taxpayer funds
Dear MT BHA Member,
First an update....Hearing on HB 140 (FWP funding) scheduled for Mar 7 has been postponed with no new hearing date yet.
You would think the legislature would be worn out on land transfer, but Rep Kerry White (Bozeman ) has introduced a bill HB 496 which would spend taxpayer money on yet another study of land transfer or transfer management to the State. It has been well documented that the State cannot afford to manage lands now under federal ownership and management.
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE TRANSFER OF PUBLIC LAND FEASIBILITY TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF STATE ASSUMPTION OF OWNERSHIP OR MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR PUBLIC LAND CURRENTLY ADMINISTERED BY THE UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE AND THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, EXCEPT FOR CONGRESSIONALLY DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS; REQUIRING A FINAL REPORT; APPROPRIATING FUNDS; PROVIDING EFFECTIVE DATES; AND PROVIDING A TERMINATION DATE."
Hearing on Fri March 6 at 3 pm in Room 172 (House Natural Resources Committee) . The American Lands Council out of Utah just sent an alert requesting Montanan's support this bill!!
Please oppose by contacting the House Natural Resources committee via online comment form
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Montana Chapter