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J.w. Westman

Guest opinion: No grass roots in plots to take over Montana's public lands

Over the last few months, some Montana legislators have been ginning up attention to the idea that national forests and other public lands should be taken away from the federal government and transferred to state or local governments. Proponents of these schemes offer legal-sounding rhetoric…

May 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sportsmen rally behind corner crossing bill

The hot button issue for land access folks this legislative session is a bill that would legalize crossings at fence corners from public land to public land.

February 10, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

Vote for candidates who will protect Montana's outdoor heritage

Montana has a long, successful history of thoughtful political and conservation leaders who have been a force against interests that would destroy our outdoor heritage. Steve Bullock has bravely defended access to public lands and waters. Pam Bucy defended our stream access law in front of t…

October 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Hunters, anglers must preserve public's wildlife

We Montanans take much for granted. Because our public ownership of wildlife was earned for us before we were born, we assume there isn’t a risk of public wildlife being taken from us.

August 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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