Special-interest groups in Montana wield considerable influence over public lands policy. One Helena-based consulting firm acts as a conduit for industry and special interests to influence policy at the expense of public land access. At the same time, anti-public land zealotry has taken root in the Treasure State. Some state legislators even embrace a plan to sell off Montana’s public lands to the highest bidder.
Money Trails lifts the curtain on the special interests that would jeopardize Montanans’ birthright and uncovers the true motives behind the groups trying to cut off access to Montana’s public lands.
-Public land supports 71,000 jobs in Montana, generating $7.1 billion in consumer spending and $286 million in state and local tax revenue.
-Montana has 27,049,302 acres of federal public land featuring crystal-clear wild and scenic rivers and millions of acres of federally-protected wilderness.
-Montana has two national parks-- Glacier and Yellowstone