Preserve wilderness as-is

December 7, 2017

Wilderness is a critical part of Americans' way of life and should be protected and kept as it is.

Congress is currently considering legislation that would undermine a bedrock law that protects Montana's iconic landscapes, our outdoor way of life, and the wild landscapes that we've safeguarded for generations. This shortsighted proposal should be defeated.

H.R. 1349, introduced by Rep. Tom McClintock, R-California, would rewrite the Wilderness Act of 1964 to permit mountain bikes in America's wilderness areas, where they have been prohibited for more than a half-century. That would mean mountain bikes in the Bob Marshall, the Scapegoat, the Absaroka-Beartooth, and in Montana's 13 other wilderness areas.



Montana Senator Daines bill would release wilderness study areas for other uses