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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

May 12, 2019

Montana at 3 p.m.

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IN BRIEF:

MLB-MONTANA DAKOTAS _ The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has named a new director to oversee its administration of public lands in Montana and the Dakotas.

XGR--CONSERVATION EASEMENT _ Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed a bill that would have required conservation easement purchases to be authorized by the state Land Board instead of the governor.

HUNTING GRIZZLIES-CONGRESS _ Lawmakers in Congress are scheduled to take up legislation protecting grizzly bears against future hunting as federal and state officials appeal a court ruling that blocked planned hunts in Wyoming and Idaho.

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