Outside Magazine – In Montana, Stream Access Is on the Ballot – How will this impact the tourism economy?
Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for governor, threatens the state’s unique angler-access regulations
Montana’s stream access law grants anglers, floaters, and other recreational users the ability to access most rivers, creeks, and streams—even where they flow through private property. (This is not always the case in other states.) It’s one of the things that makes Montana such a uniquely special place to live, but it’s threatened by the state’s Republican Governor, Greg Gianforte, and his lieutenant, Kristen Juras. Such a move would represent an unprecedented assault on public access, threatening jobs that rely on outdoor recreation and even potentially impacting the state’s booming outdoor-recreation economy.
(Thanks to Abe A. for shring)