By Cassie Williams
Missoula, Montana 

Grow the outdoor recreation economy, pass the BCSA

Letter to the Editor


February 24, 2022

Outdoor recreation comprises $7.1 billion of Montana’s economy and generates $286 million in tax revenue. Additionally, the outdoor recreation economy provides 71,000 jobs to Montanans. By expanding the Bob Marshall, these numbers will only continue to grow.

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) seeks to designate an additional 80,000 acres of public land as wilderness. Doing so will result in sustainable timber management and forest restoration, protect the headwaters of the Blackfoot and Clearwater Rivers, and increase opportunities for outdoor recreation and tourism, includin...

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