(Great Falls, MT) — A bill aimed at protecting public lands in Montana is heading to the U.S. Senate Floor. Senator Jon Tester’s Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act passed through committee yesterday and will now be voted on by the full Senate. The bill would create jobs and keep access open to recreational opportunities open in the Blackfoot River Watershed. A website for the legislation found 83 percent of Montanans support the move. In a statement, Tester said the bill would allow residents to make memories in the region and support the state’s outdoor economy.