Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, will host a panel discussion on public transparency and property rights in the wake of secret discussions by the Department of Interior (DOI) to designate millions of acres in Montana as National Monuments.
The event will take place Friday, August 20, at 3:00 p.m., at the Lewistown Civic Center, 309 5th Avenue South in Lewistown, MT. It will include land owners, public officials, and other stakeholders from the areas under consideration for monument designation. It will also include stake holders involved in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument designation, which was a controversial federal land grab created by executive order in the last days of the Clinton Administration.
Along with Congressman Rehberg, the panel will include Ron Poertner and Matt Knox of the Missouri River Stewards; Leslie Robinson, Phillips County Commissioner; Art Kleinjan, Former Blaine County Commissioner; Dana Darlington, landowner and rancher, Big Sandy; Lee Cornwell, Owner, Cornwell Ranches, Glasgow; Mike Ereaux, Rancher, President of Phillips County Stockgrowers; Johnny Schultz, Vice Chair, Montana Public Lands Council; and Sean Gerrity, President, American Prairie Foundation.
The public is invited to attend.
Source: Tom Schultz, Congressman Rehberg’s Office
Posted by Haylie Shipp