Virtual public-lands rally speakers urge Montanans to get involved

If they can’t make the Capitol rotunda ring with shouts of “Keep It Public,” public land proponents are hoping that they can make legislators’ phones ring.

On Tuesday, public land and wildlife organizations held a virtual Rally for Public Lands online to try to drum up opposition to several bills, which together would take millions away from public land projects and initiatives, said Rachel Schmidt, former Montana Office of Outdoor Recreation director.

“And there’s also a bill that would pave the way for public land transfer. These are really living right now, and we have to act. These bills would have serious consequences for the public lands that we love and our way of life,” Schmidt said.

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