Supporters of Montana’s Roadless Backcountry:
We are the people who know and love Montana’s great backcountry national forests: outfitters, guides, retailers, business owners, real estate brokers, loggers and small mill owners, hunters, anglers, conservationists, skiers, ranchers, climbers, horse enthusiasts. In short, we bet we are a lot like you.
- Polling shows 76% of all Montanans feel it is common sense to keep the backcountry the way it has always been;
- Of the 17,429 Montanans who commented on the 2001 roadless rule, 78% were in favor of backcountry protection;
- The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Alliance surveyed hunters and anglers in 1999 and found that 83% of hunters and 86% of anglers support keeping the backcountry free of new roads.
Supporters in the Press:
Hundreds of Montana Businesses Voice Support for National Forest Backcountry
March 23, 2006
Helena – Hundreds of business owners from throughout Montana today urged Gov. Schweitzer to help keep Montana’s national forest backcountry the way it is — natural and free of new roads. More >>
Scientists ask governor to maintain roadless areas, 3/9/06
HELENA (AP) -- Dozens of scientists from around the state urged Gov. Brian Schweitzer Wednesday to recommend that Montana's roadless areas remain so to conserve the state's clean water and wildlife. More >>