A fisherman, hiker and hunter, Steve always fights for Montanans’ constitutional right to access public lands and streams. He has consistently opposed any efforts that would lead to selling off our cherished public lands to the highest bidder. He also defends our constitutional right to a “clean and healthful environment” in Montana, which helps drive Montana’s lucrative outdoor economy.
As Assistant Attorney General, Bullock wrote the landmark opinion that established stream access from publicly owned bridges. One of the first cases he ever argued in front of Montana’s federal district court was defending Montanans against an out- of-state group trying to overturn Montana’s Stream Access Law. As Governor, Steve vetoed all bills that aimed to transfer federal lands or sell our public lands to the highest bidder, saying unequivocally: “Not on my watch.”
To continue upholding the Montana value of protecting the state’s outdoor heritage, earlier this year Steve announced a plan to expand and protect public access to public lands, rivers and streams across our state.