NWF Action Fund Endorses Rob Quist for Congress
The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund has endorsed Rob Quist for Congress in Montana's special election on May 25
The National Wildlife
Federation Action Fund has endorsed Rob Quist for Congress in Montana’s special
election on May 25. Quist is a lifelong outdoorsman and a strong supporter of
keeping America’s federal public lands in public hands. Quist calls public
lands Montana’s single greatest asset, urging that they be protected for future
“We need a strong voice in Washington speaking up to protect
Montana’s public lands, and Rob Quist has proven he’s a strong, independent
voice for protecting America’s public lands, our clean water and our clean air,”
said Tom France, a Missoula resident and senior adviser to the National
Wildlife Federation Action Fund. “As an outdoorsman, Rob Quist knows that
protecting America’s wildlife and outdoor heritage isn’t a partisan issue. It’s
a deeply held mainstream Montana value.”
Support for public lands, wildlife habitat, clean water and
clean air is strong in Montana. The 2017
Conservation in the West poll by Colorado College shows 77 percent of
Montana voters support keeping existing national monuments in place, 63 percent
want clean air and clean water protected, and 58 percent oppose transfers
of federal public lands to state control.
There are 27.3 million acres of publicly-managed land across
Montana, including 3.4 million acres of federally-protected wilderness.
These lands protect an incredible diversity of wildlife and are the headwaters
providing clean water for all of Montana’s rivers.
In Montana, outdoor recreation generates $5.8 billion in
consumer spending, 64,000 direct jobs, and $403 million in state and local tax
revenue, according to the Outdoor
Industry Association. Nationwide, outdoor recreation is a $646 billion
dollar economic engine that directly employs 6.1 million people.
Learn more about the National Wildlife Federation Action
Fund at NWFActionFund.org.
The National Wildlife Federation
Action Fund is the 501(c) 4 grassroots organization. NWF Action
Fund is an organization that advocates for the conservation interests of
hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life and political
stripes. We are committed to encouraging participation in the democratic
process and inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future. www.nwfactionfund.org.