Daines throws support behind LWCF permanent reauthorization bill

July 13, 2015/ Bozeman Daily Chronicle by Michael Wright

Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines has thrown his support behind a bill to make a popular conservation fund permanent.

“I think he’s listening to Montanans,” said Kelly Pohl, associate director of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust. “He understands that LWCF plays a really important role.”

But, Pohl noted that the battle doesn’t end here. The bill needs to get through by Sept. 30, when the LWCF is set to expire, and Pohl would like to see more money injected into the fund. “We still have a long ways to go,” she said.

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