The Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy in Montana and the Montana Association of Land Trusts voiced strong support for the work on the Land and Water Conservation Fund by Montana Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines in an op-ed published by several Montana newspapers. “In the effort to secure permanent, full, dedicated funding, both Daines and Tester have been true national leaders. Both continue their forceful calls for full and dedicated LWCF funding, and both are leading the charge on S. 1081,“ states the guest column. S. 1081 is Senate legislation calling for LWCF dedicated full funding. The LWCF is a Montana land trust federal policy priority.