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Letter: Three Rivers appreciates Baucus co-sponsorship

| November 18, 2009 11:00 PM

Dear Editor:

We’re thrilled to hear that Sen. Baucus has agreed to co-sponsor the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act, a just-in-time experiment in finding common ground at the grassroots level.

We’re grateful for the jobs in the woods and convinced we can find places for thinning and vegetative management, creating jobs and reducing fuel loading around communities, and are excited also to have reached a few agreements with regard to motorized use and wilderness designation.

The Forest Jobs and Recreation Act is good for Montana and we’re grateful that Sen. Baucus will be bringing his talents and experience and support to the project, to help make it happen.

Thank you, Sens. Tester and Baucus.

Three Rivers Challenge

(Editor’s note: The letter was signed by Three Rivers Challenge representatives Wayne Hirst, Robyn King, Donna O’Neil, Jerry Wandler, Joel Chandler, Kurt Rayson, Tim Linehan and Rick Bass).