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Jul 22, 2020   |  

MTN News: Land and Water Conservation Fund measure headed to President Trump

By: Dennis Bragg

WASHINGTON, DC - Congress has finally approved a permanent source of money for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) after years of struggle.

The US House gave approval on Wednesday to the Great American Outdoors Act, which provides a permanent allocation to cover a variety of recreation projects, from building fishing access sites to paying for trails and campground improvements.

The vote comes a month after the US Senate gave it's approval to the Act, which saw Montana Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester help to build bi-partisan support for the sweeping legislation.

Both have called the Act a measure steps forward to securing and improving public lands access for decades to come.

The bill also authorizes $12 billion to help the National Park Service catch up on the tremendous backlog of maintenance projects.

The measure now goes to President Donald Trump for his approval.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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