Montana’s Timely Conversation About Public Lands Is Important
Montana is known for a lot of things, our people, our sense of adventure, our land. Coming up on February 23rd, at noon at the Montana Capital North Lawn in Helena is a “Rally for Public Lands”. With the Montana Legislature in session and with laws being proposed, there is a lot to be determined about our public lands that can affect many people in Montana.
The Montana Rally For Public Lands
This rally is being powered by a variety of organizations:
- Wild Montana
- Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
- Business for Montana’s Outdoors
- Greater Yellowstone Coalition
- Montana Audubon
- Montana Conservation Voters
- Montana Wildlife Federation
- The Wilderness Society
- Winter Wildlands Alliance
The Rally Will Feature Guest Speakers
According to the Rally for Public Lands website the speakers scheduled for this event are:
- Ryan Callaghan- Director of conservation at MeatEater and the host of Cal’s Week in Review
- Cole Mannix- Member of the Mannix ranching family and founder and President of Montana-based meat company Old Salt Co-op in Helena.
- Hannah Muskiewicz- Public lands advocate and educator
- The event emcee will be Mary Hollow, the executive director of Prickly Pear Land Trust in Helena.
What Is The Event About?
According to their website the event's mission is:
It’s time for Montanans to unite and show our elected officials that we won’t tolerate ANY attacks on the lands, waters, wildlife, and outdoor way of life we love. Join folks from across the state at the State Capitol in Helena to say, loud and clear, that we WILL hold elected officials accountable if they try to sell out public lands, waters, and wildlife to corporations and wealthy landowners at the expense of everyday Montanans. We’ll be providing transportation to Helena from across the state.
If You Want To Be Involved In Montana
If you are interested in being a part of the event you can RSVP online and get information about ride sharing to the event if you are outside the Helena area.