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Bill to Promote Public Access to Public Lands

A Recreation Not Red-Tape Act bill to increase public access to outdoor recreation opportunities on public lands is being submitted in the Senate.
“Public access opportunities, or the lack thereof, have a huge impact on opportunities for sportsmen and women,” said Land Tawney President & CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.
The bill is being submitted in the Senate by Senator Jon Tester.
“Montana is home to world-class public lands that support our state’s economy and good-paying jobs,” Tester said. “This bill will make government work better for folks who want to hunt, hike, and explore our public lands.”
Tester’s legislation opens new opportunities for outdoor recreation and modernizes aspects of the permitting process. Tester’s bill would:
 
· Allow land management agencies to expand recreational use of seasonal recreational lands during the offseason.
· Make special recreation permit applications for guides and outfitters available online
· Allow the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass to be available online.
· Create outdoor recreation metrics for the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to evaluate the performance of land managers.
· Encourage the Armed Forces to provide information on outdoor recreation to servicemembers and veterans, and strongly encourage land management agencies to hire veterans.  

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