Governor Gianforte Blasts BLM's Unlawful Federal Overreach With Conservation Rule
July 5, 2023
TERRY, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today provided further opposition to a proposed rule by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which would alter the use of BLM lands to the detriment of recreation, livestock grazing, responsible resource development, and public access.
The proposed rule seeks to define "conservation" as a use within the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), which requires BLM to manage its lands on the basis of multiple use and sustained yield.
In a letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and BLM Director Tracy Stone-Manning, the governor outlines ei...