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Proposed Changes to Strengthen Grazing Provisions

Include grazing in the findings section of the bill

  • The Issue: Some in the ranching community feel this bill focuses too much on timber, recreation and wilderness, when grazing is an important use of federal lands.
  • The Change: Sen. Tester will propose adding language to the Findings and Purposes section of the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act to convey that grazing is an important part of Montana's heritage and economy.
  • Where the idea came from: An individual rancher in the Ruby valley and the Montana Stockgrowers Association.

Add language for grazing permits

  • The Issue: Some have concerns about how grazing will be interpreted in wilderness areas.
  • The Change: Sen. Tester will propose that the grazing provisions in his bill be inserted, verbatim, in future grazing permits for the new wilderness areas created by the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act.
  • Where the idea came from: A rancher in a meeting with the Montana Stockgrowers Association.
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.

Billings

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

Bozeman

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

Butte

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

Helena

Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462

Kalispell

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

Missoula

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

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