I just went to a Conservation Voter meeting today to hear about Tester Wilderness bill….What a joke..
And what a room full of idiots…Wilderness societies, conservation groups, trout unlimited, Northern Plains resource council, BLM, USFS, League of Women Voters, Rim Country Land Institute, few tea partiers, James Knox, Barry Usher……Needless to say we were outnumbered.
Of course Tester bunch was for bill. Said it might be lumped in with an unknown major land bill?? Scary?
Wilderness group was a bit hesitant but admitted it would work for them.
Trout Unlimited liked it …They said wilderness would help bolster elk herds?
Forest Service areas supposedly onboard but have no staff…
Funds are not in place for anything in the bill.
Trigger language asked for by Rehberg an absolute no go….
I made final stand on all issues for tea party and normal folk….
1. WE already have too much wilderness
2. We have been continually locked our of our forests for over forty years.
3. Wilderness will not help elk herds, eradication of wolves will.
4. Forest service needs to be multiple use and easy access by public.
5. We believe the bill should be scrapped.
I urge you to contact Senator Tester and voice your concerns.
Senator Jon Tester
Website : http://tester.senate.gov/
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Billings, MT 59101
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