Citizens For Balanced Use files suit against closure

   The Citizens for Balanced Use (CFBU) attorney filed legal action against the Badger 2 Medicine late last week.
   The Forest Service closed 182 miles of road and trail in this area leaving less than 10 miles open to multiple use and the roads that remain open are all short segments that access trailheads with now locked gates. All snowmobiling in this area was closed in the decision.
   CBU will fight this illegal and unacceptable action. The cost of litigation is always expensive and CBU would appreciate any and all contributions to help in the funding of this action. Send your tax deductible donations to CBU, Box 606, Gallatin Gateway, 59730. Mark your donation “B2M’
   I appreciate all those CBU members and supporters that are helping to fight the new Tester wilderness legislation. I am proud to say that all the user groups remain united in this fight. Senator Tester’s staff has begun to attempt to divide recreation, agriculture and the resource industries with their rhetoric and false statements. We all need to remember that by standing together, we will prevail.
   The environmental organizations are very concerned that the people of Montana have come together to support each other. These environmental groups continue to contact organizations with statements of false promises in an effort to divide us.
   Senator Tester, under the direction of Tracy Stone-Manning, has made a commitment to the environmental communities on the East and West coasts to designate more wilderness in Montana to pay them back for the hundreds of thousands of dollars contributed to the Senator’s election.
   Do not fall into their trap of deception. CBU has not heard from a single individual or organization that supports Tester’s S1470.
   For further information, call Citizens for Balanced Use at (406) 600-4CBU or their  website,