Tester statement honoring Glacier National Park's 100th anniversary

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement honoring Glacier National Park’s 100th anniversary:

“Folks in Montana are rightfully proud that our state is home to one of the most treasured places in the world.  People visit Glacier National Park to pass down our outdoor values to our kids and our grandkids.

“It’s been said that places like Glacier ‘reflect us at our best.’ 

“Now it is our duty to see that Glacier—and the mountains, forests, wildlife and clean water that surround it—is protected for hundreds more years, so our grandkids, and their grandkids, will always be able to see themselves reflected at their very best.”

Tester introduced legislation in March along with Senator Max Baucus to permanently protect the North Fork of the Flathead River—which borders Glacier National Park—from mining, oil, or gas development.

Tester is co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus.