Daines to Hear Rocky Mountain Front Proposals

By Beacon Staff

GREAT FALLS — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines says he will hold a listening session in Choteau on the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act and other proposals on the region’s management.

Daines says he wants to hear residents’ ideas and concerns about land management to best utilize the state’s resources while protecting its mountains and rivers.

The Great Falls Tribune reports the listening session will be at 2:30 p.m. on April 3 at the Choteau Pavilion.

The Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act was introduced earlier this year by Democratic U.S. Sen. Max Baucus.

It would add 67,000 acres of wilderness and limit road building on another 208,000 acres.

It would protect current motorized recreation and public access for hunting, biking, forest thinning, firewood cutting and grazing, and has provisions for combating noxious weeds.

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