A donation of land to the Shodair Children’s Hospital in Helena could benefit hunters and other recreationists, as well as wildlife. The property was bequeathed to the hospital by Forrest Allen’s estate. Shodair would like to keep the land in public hands, so it is offering to sell the 5,677 acres to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks. The public has the opportunity to endorse the sale right now, before it goes to the Fish and Wildlife Commission for approval. Even if the commission agrees to the purchase, it still has to clear the State Land Board. What’s also great about this acquisition is that it provides an access point to thousands of acres of adjoining BLM and Forest Service land in the Big Snowy Mountains. To learn more, check out my story at https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/benefactors-aid-childrens-hospital-with-land-donations-recreationists-could-also-benefit/article_c5d4083b-4b1f-5b35-8d4a-dfd62c3662d0.html.
Written by Brett French | Outdoors Editor | Billings Gazette Communications