Tester Reintroduces Montana Headwaters Legacy Act
Legislation will designate stretches of the Gallatin, Madison, and Smith Rivers as "wild and scenic," the highest level of federal protection
June 30, 2021
U.S. Senator Jon Tester last week re-introduced his Montana Headwaters Legacy Act, legislation that will protect 377 miles of rivers in the Custer-Gallatin and Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forests-the most significant wild and scenic designation in nearly 45 years.
"Our outdoor heritage is not only central to our identity as Montanans, but a staple in our growing economy," said Tester. "This legislation, built from the ground up and with the backing of a diverse coalition of stakeholders, will ensure that some of our most pristine rivers will be enjoyed by the next generations of young M...