09-06: Declaring the Month of June “Rangeland Awareness Month”

WHEREAS, Montana is 70% rangeland, amounting to 65 million acres,

WHEREAS, rangeland is the greatest renewable resource in the state,

WHEREAS, livestock grazing is a major portion of the economy of Montana,

WHEREAS, rangeland provides habitat for the majority of big game species,

WHEREAS, healthy rangeland equates to healthy watersheds,

WHEREAS, many rangeland related educational events occur annually in or around the month of June including Montana Range Days, Wheatland County Range Ride, Ag Lenders School, Froid Research Farm Tour, Judith Basin County Range School, and Montana Youth Range Camp,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the month of June be designated Rangeland Awareness Month.