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By Amanda Eggert
Montana Free Press 

Forever no more? Bill seeks to restrict state's access to perpetual conservation easements

Senate Bill 357 garners pushback from unlikely collective of opponents.


Last updated 2/23/2023 at 10:38am

A broad assortment of industry groups, conservation nonprofits, ranching families and hunting and fishing access advocates on Tuesday testified in opposition to a bill that would impose term limits on many conservation easements acquired with state funding.

If passed, Senate Bill 357 would put a 40-year term limit on many conservation easements purchased with state funding by agencies such as...

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