The Lake County Conservation
District (LCCD) wants to give away 60,000 acres of YOUR public lands to
state control for the next 100 years. If the LCCD gets their way, these lands would be managed for short-term profit only. The proposed management of these lands presents
serious conservation risks and is bad for wildlife and sportsmen alike.
The misguided proposal would
strip your public lands of any conservation or multiple-use mandates, and replace
them with the same rules and regulations that govern state forests. As we know, the mandates that guide state land management in Montana are driven by resource
extraction for revenue maximization, and do not require multiple-use
considerations or address the conservation and enhancement of wildlife habitat,
clean rivers, and streams, all of which are important to hunters, anglers, and
other traditional user groups.
The LCCD is asking for public comment on their proposal to
transfer management of tens of thousands of acres of your public lands. This proposal would be harmful
for fish, wildlife, and Montana’s hunting heritage, and it needs to be stopped.
This is your chance to speak up, and if sportsmen do not weigh in, the LCCD
will likely move this shortsighted proposal forward to the governor’s office and the Montana
Please make your voice heard today!
Sportsmen Oppose the Management Transfer of our Swan Valley Public Lands
Dear [Decision Maker],
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Swan Resource Management Study conducted by the Lake County Conservation District (LCCD). We oppose the proposal to transfer management of 60,000 acres of the Flathead National Forest to state management and administration for the next 100 years. This proposal would take public lands that belong to all of us and hand them to Lake County to be managed for maximum profit at the expense of fish, wildlife, and sportsmen.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
529 14th Street NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20045 firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 639-TRCP(8727)