New legislation will permanently protect 336 miles of rivers across Southwestern Montana; Most significant wild and scenic river designation in state in nearly 45 years
(Bozeman, Mont.) – On the banks of the Gallatin River, U.S. Senator Jon Tester will introduce his Montana Headwaters Legacy Act TOMORROW, TUESDAY, October 27th at 1:30 pm MT alongside conservation advocates and representatives from the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, American Rivers, and American Whitewaters.
Tester’s legislation will designate 336 miles of rivers across Southwestern Montana—most of which are in or near the Custer-Gallatin and the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forests—as wild and scenic, providing permanent protections for iconic recreational rivers including the Smith and the Madison. This would be the most significant wild and scenic river designation in Montana in nearly 45 years.